Bard of Breaking News (Breaking Bard)

Have you noticed that the pace OF news is speeding up?  It’s the job OF subs to trim  copy OF excess words.

Intros are shorter. Packages are shorter. Live crosses are shorter.

Every second and syllable matters.

I encourage you to lego of OF

lego-shakespeare

An easy technique is to focus on the words around the word OF.

Here are two quick and simple  examples from subbing today.

A jury is in the process OF considering….

and

the jury asked a number OF questions…

When I see OF, I think what’s a simpler, more economical way OF ‘saying’ this?

A jury is in the process OF considering….

becomes

A jury is considering….

and

the jury asked a number OF questions…

becomes

the jury asked several questions…

Also:

the pace OF news is speeding up  can become the news pace is speeding up or you can just write news is…

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