What makes a story complete?

Mar 8 • News Quality • 299 Views • No Comments

The 10th annual State of the Media report, released today, reveals that 31 percent of U.S. adults have abandoned a particular news organization because they were dissatisfied with the information it provided. Nearly half of people who were aware of the industry’s financial problems (48 percent) said news stories are “less complete” because of those problems. So, what was missing from those incomplete stories? A human voice, perhaps even multiple perspectives? Historical context or a longer view? Background information or data? How do readers know when a story is complete? How do journalists?

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