Mr. Herbert has won numerous awards, including the Meyer Berger Award for coverage of New York City and the American Society of Newspaper Editors award for distinguished newspaper writing. He was chairman of the Pulitzer Prize jury for spot news reporting in 1993.
Born in Brooklyn on March 7, 1945, Mr. Herbert received a B.S. degree in journalism from the State University of New York (Empire State College) in 1988. He has taught journalism at Brooklyn College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in Manhattan on the Upper West Side.
Does the author have the right background to speak with authority on this subject?
Is this author knowledgeable? Smart? Successful?
What does the author’s style and language tell you about him?
Do you trust this author? Why or why not?
Do you think this author is deceptive? Why or why not?
Do you think this author is serious? Why or why not?
Questions about Emotions (Pathos)
Does this piece affect you emotionally? What parts?
Do you think the author is trying to manipulate your emotions? How?
Do your emotions conflict with your logical interpretation of the arguments?
Does the author use humor? How does this affect your acceptance of his or her ideas?
ELA Content Standards 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 (Reading Comprehension)