The Politics of Subject Tags

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There is an ongoing dialogue here at WPR centering on subject tags for our stories. The utilitarian function of these tags is so that readers can quickly find content relating to their interests. But as we try to narrow complex issues down to easily searchable one- and two-word topics, we often find ourselves grappling with questions of politics and geopolitics. The question popped up once again today, triggered by Frida Ghitis’ column on Iran sanctions: Should stories on Iran’s nuclear program be placed in the “WMD” category or the “Energy” category? Although the column doesn’t really call for one or […]


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