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    Stories with perspective

    USAToday runs an ad on the top of its page: Stories with perspective: $4.99 per month

    Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...us/5697848002/

    What does "with perspective" exactly mean? I guess it mean "(stories) with insights". Am I on the right track?

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    Re: Stories with perspective

    It doesn't mean anything to me beyond "This is a slogan our marketing department came up with in the hopes it would make our product sound appealing."
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Stories with perspective

    Exactly. It's vague. It can mean many things or nothing:

    - In-depth reporting digs deeply to uncover facts. Perspective impies depth.

    - We sometimes use perspective to mean point of view. In the newspaper business, the editorial page expresses the paper's point a view.

    - More broadly, it can imply that the paper generally has an honest point of view.

    - Sometimes perspective suggests standing at a distance and having a wide range of vision, so you can see a lot. So USAToday shows you a lot.

    Bottom line: Don't worry about what it might mean. Just read the paper.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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