“Keep It Simple, Stupid!”
Although harsh, the above quote is a popular acronym for designers and one I’ve been repeating often to my journalism class. After Googling the KISS Principle, I think I’ll start using the politically correct phrase: Keep It Simple, Sweetheart. This week, after going over story structure and how to write a lede for both hard and soft news stories, many of them struggled with the idea of outlining a story sitting in front of their blank Word document.
Remember, I told them, sometimes the simple things work the best.