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Business Articles in Print

As I read two articles from the Star Tribunes page (Petters and Recession Sting pieces) I notice that as business articles, they have a constant flow of information and facts that the opinion articles don't. The quotes from people interviewed are generally from either institutional sources or educational sources providing some sort of expertise.

The business article on Petters and the collapse of his empire had a more feature story tone than the article about the recession and its effects. The recession article was purely focused on the technical aspects of the story and the information needed to back up the quotes from the experts. The difference between the two business pieces can be measured in how much artistic freedom is taken when presenting the story to the reader.