Brian Williams’ Problems Began With “I, Me, We, Our”

Here is an essay that may help help journalists think through the hazards of writing news in first-person. Let’s not try to write rules in stone about this. But know that first-person reporting carries both a hazard when it is used to glorify the reporter and an opportunity when that technique makes the story more believable and understandable.

Brian Williams’ problems began when he overused the technique to make himself appear bigger.

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