Alright, Florida Agenda tell me what’s up. Â I don’t know how many of you out in gay Wilton Manors actually read Florida Agenda, but the publication is 76-issues in and it still kind of…well…we’ll say needs some work.
I was reading it the other day and I have a few gripes. Â Okay, first of all it’s a news publication. Â I know I’m a little bit biased because I’m a trained writer, and to an untrained eye the format of the stories seems okay but it is NOT okay. Â There is a formula to writing a news story and these writers either don’t know about it, or choose to ignore it. Â Whatever the case may be, get with the program if you want your news to be taken seriously.
Second of all, has anyone else noticed that a lot of the stories just seem to be shameless plugs for businesses. Â I’m not just talking about the occasional name drop, but full addresses and establishment locations “weaved” in to certain stories. Â I say “weaved” in quotes because “weaved” would suggest that it is seamlessly done, which it never is.
To be fair, a lot of Florida Agenda’s content is pretty solid. Â They keep it newsworthy and interesting but let’s keep in mind that trying is not succeeding and that some of those writers need to take some serious writing lessons.