“Americans Prefer Online News After TV, Report Finds” (Bill Waters)

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………………..newspapers in decline . . .
………………..read all about it
………………..online

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Headlines:

“Americans Prefer Online News After TV, Report Finds” (PC World)

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Poem by Bill Waters (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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  1. James Tipton

    Good work, Bill. The “read all about it” is what really makes the poem, tying together print news of the past and electronic news of the present. The poem almost calls out to us, like the boy standing on the corner with his bag for of papers, shouting.

    Jim

  2. Laurence Stacey

    I agree! The diction here is outstanding. Excellent reading too James!

  3. Chris White

    I enjoyed this too. Thanks Bill!

  4. Bill Waters

    Thank you, everybody! Kudos to Dick Whyte for suggesting that I revise line 2 from “reading about it” to “read all about it”. The nuance of the revised version expands the image hugely, as you noted, James. (I wish I’d come up with that line myself… At least I recognize an excellent edit when I see one! ;- )

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