Difference on reporting “fake” performance

Remember one New York Times’ report titled “In Grand Olympic Show, Some Sleight of Voice”? It covers a story that “Chinese organizers superimposed the voice of a sweeter-singing little girl on that of a 9-year-old performer featured at the opening ceremony of last summer’s Olympic Games.” The full report is here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/13/sports/olympics/13beijing.html

Now there is another New York Time’s report titled “The Frigid Fingers Were Live, but the Music Wasn’t”, covering the “pretty close” to “lip-synching” music performance at the Inauguration. The full report is here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/arts/music/23band.html

I must admit, it is always entertaining to read reports on similar topics. You get the idea of how media are treating stories differently.

BTW, while searching for the New York Time report on Beijing Olympics, I come across this interesting article “How the New York Times (should have) covered the Olympics”. It is a good example of writing practice for any one who wants to be a journalist, depending on which side she/he is sitting.

http://www.blackandwhitecat.org/2008/08/28/how-the-new-york-times-should-have-covered-the-olympics/

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