In the middle of the questionnaire, participants were asked, "How important is it to give background and context in your stories?" Though we have seen in this paper the difficulties of giving context, all agreed that it is an important role. A newspaper reporter called it a "prerequisite of good journalism." 1 A television news director said, "We are a world on a fast food diet that needs to get the whole meal, not just the appetizer. Without context reason is lost, and decisions can be made that will be detrimental to individuals or the communities you serve." 2

Two Web journalists were asked follow-up questions about the difficulties of establishing context. Both agreed that it is difficult but offered solutions: