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How important is it to exercise impartial narrative in your writing?

1 of 30 Journalist Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Written on January 27th, 2019 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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To have an impartial narrative in your writing means that you do not show bias in the pieces that you are creating. For instance, when writing an article that sparks controversy, the publication you work for may ask you to give the facts, and allow the reader to form their ideas and opinions. Discuss what an unbiased narrative means to you, and how you ensure you deliver an impartial piece of writing.

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"I am objective, relying only on facts when I need to write a piece that has an impartial narrative. It's important to me that I allow my readers to form their own emotions, thoughts, and ideas behind a topic. Now, this is not for all topics and pieces that I take on; however, I am extra careful to remain unbiased when writing pieces on hot topics such as politics or religion."

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"Much of what I write is humor or satire, which is often dripping in bias. When I have to write an impartial piece, I am cautious to find original and reputable sources as well as use many facts. Also, I use a third person voice when writing unbias pieces, to keep any opinion out of my work."

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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Published: 01/27/2019
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How important is it to exercise impartial narrative in your writing?
Yes, for me being a journalist is being everywhere. As long as there are readers hungry for truth, I will be there- writing. (:
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