The title of the article is as follows "Hixson man killed in residential robbery" Why isn't that story covered? I don't know anything but two guys came in. As a reporter who wants to report efficiently one would look into the police report. In the police report there should be information on what was stolen and how the intruders entered the home. Where there any fingerprints or suspects? Those are more important details rather than details that were reported such as the cars lined up outside the house and the random fact that he "like dirt biking and cars." Like you said, this isn't an obituary.
I don't know who you are trying to convince. When there are so many people finding this article offensive, obviously there is something very wrong. If this was a neutral story no one would be upset, as you can see this is not the case. There is no personal issue with the author of the article. Everyone knows writing an article on a death isn't easy. However after reading the article I felt as if he made the victim look like a deserving drug dealer. Like I said earlier, there was more mentioned about narcotics than the facts of what happened. Chance can't defend his honor, so we are called to protect his good name. I felt as if the article portrayed him as something that he is not. That is why people are so upset. I am not the only one and there are others who haven't responded. There is something called media ethics and as a journalist, ethics shouldn't be ignored. I believe that the author became lazy and forgot his duty to write a truthful story. This may be just another article to him but to those who knew him, it's a slap in the face.
"When they throw parties, there’s always a line of cars up and down the road.”
I don't understand the significance of this quote. Does having a line up of cars at your house make you a crazed partier? Does it mean that you are up to no good? I feel as if you are portraying this young man in a negative light. This article is more about drugs than the big picture; A young man was MURDERED in his own home! I want to hear those facts! I want to know what police officials are doing to bring justice to those who took his live and traumatically effected everyone who is and was ever involved in his life. I want to know that my family and I are safe in our home. If I didn't know this young man, my conclusion would be that he was just another young statistic of the drug scene, which is not the case!
The first thing they teach you in college journalism is the reason for writing an article is to portray truth, this is where you have failed. Good job, you got your poorly written article in on time. Bravo to you sir.