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Newsweek in 1997 certainly matched Time for soft-news cover stories: JonBenet Ramsey, Bob Dylan, Deepak Chopra, plus "The Young Kennedys: A Dynasty in Decline," "Does It Matter What You Weigh?
Each type of news story--hard-news sidebar, hard-news story, soft-news story, and first-person opinion piece--offers a different mix of narrator, structure of discourse, and treatment of basic facts.
On the other hand, the soft-news story allows the subject's voice as narrator to more fully emerge, providing greater motivation for the reader to empathize with the subject and to relate to the subject as an individual, rather than simply as a member of a stigmatized group.
The participants were randomly assigned to each of the four experimental conditions: hard-news sidebar, hard-news story, soft-news story, and first-person opinion piece.
Forty percent of them regularly read a daily paper's news pages, for example, compared with only 26 percent of the soft-news types.
This might have made an acceptable soft-news story much later in the program.
EP's "e-zine" is a fun soft-news site that will offer you a good idea regarding how difficult it is to work in a home filled with children.
Louis, which replaced the News Analysis section with a soft-news public-journalism project that was supposedly a "conversation with the community.
Each program contains promotional announcements or tie-ins to other programs, not on breaking news, but on enterprising soft-news topics including health, beauty, sex, aging, and food--topics of interest to every watcher.
Students of television and politics often ignore the morning shows due to their soft-news reputation.
What is clear is the pudding-headed anchors--a soft-news woman with hard hair (played by Janet Zarish) and her vacant-faced colleague (the reliable John Cunningham)--and the newsmakers, who include the word-mangling President, the perpetually prickly Secretary of Defense and the moralistic Attorney General (dead-on impersonations of all by Andrew Polk).