It amuses me that people think journalistic writing is so easy.
I think I just read the absolute worst “article” ever.. The person is an English/ Professional Writing major and also an intern for our college newspaper. Now, granted, she’s trying. She’s actually writing something for the paper instead of nothing at all.
There are some pretty big differences between journalism and a personal essay. One of which being the tense. Another being the objectivity.
It just reminded me of editing my ex-boyfriend’s English papers back when we were sophomores.