Most Quotes in News Stories are Needless

By: John Kroll | John Kroll Digital

Whether formally acknowledged or not, there is a quote quota in mainstream reporting, and I’m here to quash it.

The spark for today’s post was an item on Robert Feder’s blog. With the anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination nearing, Feder (a longtime Chicago media columnist) plucked a passage from the autobiography of another Chicago legend, anchorman Walter “Skippy” Jacobson.

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