July 06, 2009

Practical viewers

A report, written by an out-of-the-station correspondent described an incident quoting some 'practical viewers,' the people who witnessed the account or who were present there when the incident took place. Reporters are in most cases encouraged to write 'witnesses,' and not 'eyewitnesses,' which has been pushed into overuse, as witnesses also see the incidents with their eyes, although it calls for the writers and editors to write 'eyewitness accounts' in some cases. But this 'practical viewers' has nevere been encountered before.