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Professors Explain Why It's Hard to Write Online

They’re not wrong.
Source: Gregg Newton / Reuters

There comes a time in every writing-inclined person’s life when they decide between a few paths. Two common paths are journalism and the academy. Do you want to write research that, though it’s less widely disseminated, is arguably more rigorous than most journalism? Or do you want to write journalistic pieces that, though less technical than academic work, often have more impact because of their readability?

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