undocumented and illegal

I have to start by saying that I was not in class for this discussion. But I really believe that there should not be a sole term used throughout our site. Every single article comes with a by-line, and I think we all know by now that there is no such thing as objectivity in journalism. We can let our readers know where each of us stands in this issue by giving our writers the freedom to use the word or words they want. If we go for homogeneity in this, maybe we will sound very boring to our readers; political correctness leads to jargon sometimes.


Blogger mattreed said...

Normally I would think that this suggestion would be a bad idea -- style rules should apply across the board. But maybe there ought to be some flexibility on this one issue.

Personally, I wouldn't mind calling them undocumented immigrants.

4/18/2006 11:41 AM  
Blogger jennwsj said...

I think you have to keep your reader in mind. Referring to these immigrants in different ways throughout the site could get confusing.

4/18/2006 5:45 PM  

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