Saturday, June 4, 2016

For everyone interested in the County's proposed tax increase, journalism, news reporting, and editorializing: A question

There's already an item available online in The Palm Beach Post about the proposed 1¢ increase in the sales tax that will be on the ballot in November. This item will likely be in tomorrow's (6/5) Sunday edition. Here are words and phrases that appear:
  • pitched
  • ‘repairs’ [air quotes: used "to indicate that what is being said is ironic or mocking, or is not a turn of phrase the speaker would typically employ")
  • ‘new’ [more air quotes]
  • reach into the wallets [from Wikipedia]
  • wish list
  • pitch
  • big ticket
  • outside groups
  • grab bag
Now for the question: Where do you think this item will appear in the newspaper? The news section or the editorial page?