Saturday, February 28, 2015

A matter of journalism 101.

My eyes tire more easily these days, so I can't read the newspapers as thoroughly as before. But I am sure seasoned journalists will, like me, have immediately spotted the fundamental error in this ST story (Feb 28) below. A pity, because the copy is otherwise informative and well-written, with most everything else in place:

So what is wrong with this story? It did not supply the answer to the vital "WHERE (in Singapore)?" question.

I am not familiar with the reporter's name so she must be new. If so, the fault lies with poor supervision and senior-level checks. As I have said before, so many eyes checking but how many are really looking?

The temple, beautifully restored,  is a heritage site. These links provide more information and photos:

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