At Meanwhile in West Virginia, we’re all about painting human faces on the issues of the world. As a journalism student being polished in the art of newspaper writing, I’ve been taught to almost dehumanize myself while covering events. No personal views, no use of adjectives, choppy paragraphs and simple words. It’s the most efficient way to convey a happening from the source to the reader, but in my mind it does little to separate truly talented and thoughtful writers from fact-assembling computer programs.
I’m not a robot. None of us here are. We bleed, eat, sleep, laugh, and cry just like you.
So the thought came to me; why not take our blogs back to the days of a more personal conveyance of thought. Quite frankly, we’re going to read to you.
Anybody can pound out sterile, intangible words on a glowing rectangle, but it takes someone truly proud of what they do to go the extra mile to connect with the audience.
If you’ve been around with us for long, you know about our radio show/podcast (available for free on iTunes, by the way). Well here’s something new to chew on whether you put this in another window while you browse or read along with me.
I’ll admit none of us have a Morgan Freeman-esque voice, but if Keith Richards can get away with narrating his own book, I figure we can too.