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[*] Post 312433 posted on 17-12-2007 at 16:51 Reply With Quote
Alice Cooper's Solid Rock teen center



I just heard a report on the radio about this teen center, which is said to be an alternative for young people who might otherwise be drawn into gangs. Young people can come to the center and shoot baskets, play instruments, or study.

I checked the net for information about it and found this:

"OUR MISSION
SOLID ROCK'S PRIMARY GOAL IS TO HONOR CHRIST BY HELPING TO MEET THE SPIRITUAL, ECONOMIC, PHYSICAL, AND SOCIAL NEEDS OF TEENAGERS & CHILDREN WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY"

http://www.srfrock.org/

Why do you suppose the radio news reference stripped away all reference to Christ or ANY religious connection?
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[*] Post 312442 posted on 17-12-2007 at 19:05 Reply With Quote


Not one of the 5 "W's" or "H" needed in a lead of a news story.

Since radio has even less "space" than a print story, only what the news writer determines is "important" to the story makes it in.

Does knowing or not knowing the religious connection make or break the story?

In my "professional" opinion as an editor, no.

Anyone familiar with Alice Cooper's bio knows he is the son of a minister and also knows he is a Christian.

Now if I was writing a story for say Reader's Digest or a religious magazine, I would have included the information. But for mainstream media, unless it's bound for the religious page, it isn't going to get mentioned.

That's the way the business works. Sorry.

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[*] Post 312509 posted on 18-12-2007 at 12:47 Reply With Quote


I didn't know that Alice Cooper was a Christian and had largely disregarded him as he wasn't my style.

Out of Curiosity, RW, 5 "W's" or "H" ?
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