Talk for Article "‘We’re just Grenfell’: volunteers deal with legacy of London tower fire"

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    “.. though its interim report is not due until April 2018” / should that be April 2019 perhaps?

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    Currently different parts of the article quote casualty figures of at least 80 and an estimated 71. Looking at the Wikipedia article I suspect the 71 figure from November is more accurate see https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/16/grenfell-tower-final-death-toll-police-say-71-people-died-in-fire

    Is the at least 80 an out of date caption?

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      Good spot. Please change to 71. Thank you.

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        All done. Thanks Jonathan.

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          You’re welcome.

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    I’m a big fan of this coverage. The fire needs renewed attention and updates on the national and international levels.

    I have one point that’s nagging me though: I’m wondering about the decision to use words like “shit” in an article like this. “Shit” has a whole section dedicated with two cited sources using the word.

    My gut reaction is that this word has gravitas and has a kind of rhetorical power to sum up the feelings felt; when I think about it more, though, I begin to question how that word would bias us against the sources, since people who use that word might be viewed as a less respectful or respectable.

    I don’t have answers here, but I would be interested in how swear words and people’s language are being transposed from interviews to publication.

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      Interesting. I think in context and when appropriate that language speaks to the language the real people used and how strongly they feel. I would be reluctant to do “sh–” which is wimpy. I will look at the crosshead though.

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    Hi Kevin, thanks for mentioning me. If you have a look at the piece now, you’ll see that we’ve added photos. Tell us what you think.

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      Lydia, Francis et al. thanks for bringing this to our attention. It’s amazing what the volunteers have done. And how little the government has done.

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    Is there a chance Francis could get some photos? This is the kind of story that begs to be seen, as well as heard.

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