Election Night primer…and then a shift to First Person writing!

Here’s how the AP makes calls on Election winners.

Random question — what’s wrong with this lede:

A recent study found that 85 percent of journalism majors are having trouble writing ledes about surveys and research.

WRITING IN THE FIRST PERSON

Just read this piece and it stuck with me.  This is somber, but important.

This piece ran in The Lantern last year. Short and powerful.

One of my favorite stories. Only time I wrote in first person for the AP as a full-time reporter.

This is one of the better personal experience/memoir pieces I’ve read in a while. The author ran the AP’s political team in DC when I was on the business staff.

Here is a first-person commentary that was broadcast, not written in a paper, etc.  Daily Show (Jon Stewart) weighs in on Ferguson/race.

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