Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Which Wording is Correct in JS Stories?

The JSOnline brief on Wisconsin's Poverty Rate has a paragraph that says this:

Meanwhile, the number of Americans without health insurance coverage rose from 44.8 million in 2005 to 47 million in 2006.

That's what reporter John Glauber wrote.

A few stories down, we find THIS:

The number of people in the United States without health insurance rose last year for the sixth straight year, to an estimated 47 million people

That's written by reporter Guy Boulton.

(Hint: both can be true; but one hints at "illegals" and the other excludes them. Boulton's is accurate.)

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