For the Eye, Or For the Ear?

“For many years I had been a writer who wrote most comfortably for the eye. … But the old men in the newsroom had made their careers writing for listeners, for people absorbing information not through the eye but the ear. They knew how to write words in the air, which is different from words on the page.”

“An Education In News Craft” by Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal, Review, Sat./Sun., Oct. 24–25, 2015