when to add background…

In the developing story of a few days’ duration, or a foreign story, it is wiser to assume that the reader is a suburban Rip Van Winkle who has slept through all the stages now so familiar to the text editor who has been in the thick of them.

– Harold Evans & Crawford Gillan, Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers, (London: Pimlico, 2000), 163

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