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How to Become a Rock Critic in 7 Easy Lessons

Deanne Stillman, MORE: A Journalism Review, 1975

1 Isolating the Primary Facts

Just as college journalism students learn the comprehensive "Five-W" lead (who, what, when, where, why), the rock journalist must learn the multifaceted "Two-W, One-H" lead, which swiftly dispenses with at least one of the following crucial queries: Where were you when you received the record album?* What were you doing when you received it? How many times have you listened to it? Here are some examples you would do well to emulate:

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