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Learning Basic AP Style
The Basics of Associated Press Style
8 Ways You Can Tell if a Website is Trustworthy
Reliable Websites - How to Tell if a Website is Reliable
What Are the Best Paying Jobs in Journalism?
Journalism Salaries - Salaries in Journalism Jobs
What Is the Difference between Broadsheet...
Newspapers - Broadsheets vs. Tabloids - What are Broadsheets and Tabloids
Want to Get a Great Journalism Education? Do...
Want to Get a Great Journalism Education? Do the obvious.
What Are the Different Kinds of Feature Stories?
Feature Stories - Different Kinds of Feature Stories
How to Write a Good Lede For a Feature Story
Writing Feature Ledes, How to Write a Feature Lede
What is a Feature Story in Journalism?
Feature stories can be about anything from news to business to sports.They are distinguished not by subject matter but by the way they are written.
How Journalists Should Structure News Stories
How to Structure News Stories. Journalism.
How to Write the Most Important Sentence of a...
How to write the lede of a news story
How to Do a News Interview
The Basics of Conducting Interviews for News Stories.
Different Kinds of Sports Stories
Sports Stories - The Different Kinds of Sports Stories
What Do Newspaper Editors Do?
This first page shows how newspapers have a hierarchy of editors responsible for various aspects of the operation. Right below the publisher is editor in chief.
Different Kinds of Stories You Can Write for...
Different Kinds of Stories You Can Write for Your Student Newspaper
10 Steps for Producing the Perfect News Story
Building The Perfect News Story
How to Write Copy for News Broadcasts
How to Write Broadcast News Copy
Controversy at the Cable News Networks
Cable News Networks - News and Developments on the Cable News Networks - CNN, MSNBC and Fox News
Should You Get a Journalism Degree?
Should You Get a Journalism Degree? The Pros and Cons of Majoring in Journalism
The Era of Free News Websites Is Ending
Web Content - The Era of Free News On the Web Is Ending
British Celebrities Declare Their Support for...
Danny Boyle. Michael Palin. Tom Stoppard. David Attenborough. J.K. Rowling. Stephen Fry. Bob Geldof. Ian McEwan. John Cleese. All are among the some 200 British
How to Become a Sportswriter
Sports and Sportswriting - Everything You Need to Know to Become a Sportswriter
10 Newswriting Exercises For Journalism Students
Looking for a way to hone your newswriting skills? Try the exercises listed below. Each exercise presents a scenario and a set of facts; it's up to you to create a news story from those basic materials. To get the maximum benefit, do these on a tight deadline (each exerciseshas a suggested time limit.)
Editing Exercises
Copy Editing - Editing Exercises
How to Use Attribution in a News Story
Attribution - How To Use Attribution in a News Story
Your Introduction to Libel Law
Libel Basics - The Basics of Libel and Libel Law
Six Tips To Improve Your Newswriting
newswriting, ledes, story structure
Guide to Writing a Short Game Story in Sports
Sports - Writing Game Stories - Sportswriting
What Is Citizen Journalism?
Citizen Journalism - What Is Citizen Journalism?
5 Key Components of a Good Feature Story
Feature stories convey facts, but they also tell the stories of people's lives. Here are five components necessary for any feature story.
7 Journalism Tips for Writing Great Reviews
Know your subject, whether that's films or books or theater or restaurants or newspapers or websites. Know your audience. Offer context. Read other critics.
Journalism 101: 7 Ways to Produce an Effective...
Take the time to get to know the person. Watch the person in action. Talk to supporters and critics. Don't pile on the chronology. Make a point.
How to Get Your Start in Sports Journalism
Getting Started in Sports Journalism
How to Cover a Beat Effectively
Covering a News Beat - How to Cover a Beat Effectively
How to Find Ideas for News Articles
Here are some places you can dig up ideas for news articles. Once you’re written your article, see if you can get it published.
Website Profile: Politico.com
Politico - A Profile of Politico.com
The First Amendment and Press Freedom
The First Amendment - Press Freedom - Reporter's Rights
Guide to Writing an Effective Headline
Headline Writing - Writing Great Headlines
What Makes Something Newsworthy?
What Makes Something Newsworthy?
How to Conduct a Good News Interview
The basic techniques, the tools you'll need (notebook vs. recorder), adjusting your approach, taking great notes, choosing the best quotes.
Five Steps To Writing a Great Lede
How To Write a Great Lede, Newswriting, ledes
10 Terms Every Journalist Should Know
Journalism Terms - 10 Terms Every Journalist Should Know
Five Tips for Producing Great News Features
news feature articles - five tips for producing great news feature articles
Tips for Taking Good Notes
Taking Good Notes - Tips for Reporters on Taking Good Notes
Getting "Good" Quotes For News Stories
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Build an Impressive Clip Portfolio That Will...
Newspaper Clips - Create a Portfolio of Newspaper Clips to Get a Job
Want to Learn to Write News Stories? Just...
Journalism, Newswriting Format, Learning the Newswriting Format
Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones...
Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones Who Succeed?
The Newswriting Format in a Nutshell
Newswriting,ledes,inverted pyramid - The Newswriting Format in a Nutshell
Objectivity and Fairness
You hear it all the time – reporters should be objective and fair. But what is objectivity, and what does it mean to be fair and balanced?
Everything You Need to Know About Writing...
Learn about the important aspects of feature writing and various ways to make your story and your writing relevant and readable.
Editing Exercise: Fire
Copy Editing - Editing Exercise - Fire
Fifteen Newswriting Rules for Journalism Students
Fifteen Newswriting Rules for Journalism Students
When Journalism is Overrun by Public Relations,...
When Journalism is Overrun by Public Relations, Democracy Takes a Hit
Car Crash
Newswriting Exercise - Car Crash - Newswriting Exercise
Writing Obituaries
Writing Obituaries - Obit Writing
Broadsheet - Definition of Broadsheet
Broadsheet - Definition of Broadsheet
Is Al Jazeera anti-Semitic and anti-American?
Al Jazeera - Is Al Jazeera anti-Semitic and anti-American?
Finding and Developing Ideas for News Stories...
Story Ideas - Finding and Developing Ideas for News Stories and Articles
When Should Journalists Help Those in Need at...
Journalists and Disasters - When Should Journalists Help Those in Need at Disaster Scenes?
5 Jobs You Can Do in Journalism
Different Kinds of Journalism Jobs - Journalism Careers
Jon Stewart Blasts Sensationalism in the News...
Sensationalism, Journalism, the News Media and Jon Stewart - Is Sensationalism in the News Media Bad?
Soccer Game
Newswriting Exercise: Soccer Game
Breaking News
Breaking News - Definition of Breaking News - Journalism Terms
The 3 Best Places to Start Your Journalism Career
The Three Best Places to Start Your Journalism Career
The Basics of Associated Press Style
Associated Press Style - The Basics of AP Style
Newswriting: Use Verbs & Adjectives Wisely
Using Verbs & Adjectives Wisely - Newswriting - Using Verbs & Adjectives
Newswriting: Keep it Short And To The Point
Writing Tight - Newswriting - Writing Tight
Get the Best Reporting Experience by Covering...
A look at how journalism students can get valuable reporting experience by covering local news
Do You Need a Bachelor's Degree to be a...
Do you need a bachelor's degree to be a journalist?
Wikileaks, the Afghanistan War Documents and...
Wikileaks, Afghanistan War Documents, Journalism Ethics - How Do Journalists decide When to Publish Classified Documents?
Are Newspapers Dying or Thriving?
Dying Newspapers - Why Are Newspapers Disappearing?
Enterprise Reporting
Enterprise reporting goes beyond merely covering events. It explores the forces shaping those events.
Writing Court Stories
Writing Court Stories - Court Reporting - Court Stories
J-school Students Must Prepare for Fast Pace...
J-school Students Must Prepare for Fast Pace and Heavy Workload of Pro Newsrooms
Why Newspapers Are Still Important
Why are newspapers still important? And what will be lost if they disappear? Quite a lot, as you'll see in the articles featured here.
The Top 10 Sports Cliches To Avoid (At All Costs)
The Top 10 Sports Cliches To Avoid (At All Costs)
How Can Newspapers Remain Profitable in the...
The digital media pundits think all news should not only be online but also free, and that newsprint is as dead as the dinosaurs.
You Want to Get a Job in Journalism? Read the...
You Want to Get a Job in Journalism? Read the News
Tabloid - Definition of a Tabloid
Tabloid - Definition of a Tabloid
How to Work With Anonymous Sources
Sometimes sources have important reasons for not wanting to speak on the record. When are anonymous sources used? How should you work with them?
Preparing For a Journalism Career, From High...
From High School to College Graduation, Here's What You Need To Do To Prepare For a Career in Journalism
Six Tips for Writing About Live Events
Newswriting, Journalism - Tips for Writing Live Events
Angle
Angle - The Definition of the Angle.
Covering Speeches
Covering speeches, lectures and forums – any live event that basically involves people talking - might seem easy at first.
What is the Difference Between Public Relations...
What is the difference between public relations and journalism?
Editing Exercise: School Board Meeting
News Story Editing - Editing Exercise - School Board Meeting
Why Paywalls Are a Good Thing for Newspapers
Why Paywalls Are a Good Thing for Newspapers
The Structure of the State Court System
The Structure of the Courts - State and Federal Court System - Court Structure
Are Newspapers Dying? Yes Or No?
Are Newspapers Dying? A Look at Whether Newspapers Are Dying
Avoiding Plagiarism in Journalism
Avoiding Plagiarism in Journalism
Avoid the Common Mistakes That Beginning...
Avoid the Common Mistakes That Beginning Reporters Make
Tips for Covering Meetings as News Stories
Covering Meetings - Tips for Covering Meetings as News Stories
Six Tips For Covering Press Conferences
Covering Press Conferences - Newswriting - Press Conferences
Interviewing: Notebooks vs. Recorders
Interviewing: Notebooks vs. Recorders
Great News Web Widgets to Jazz Up Your Blog or...
Web Widgets - Great News Web Widgets to Jazz Up Your Blog or Website
Associated Press Style Quiz 1
AP Style Quiz - Associated Press Style Quiz
Writing Follow-up Stories
Writing Follow-up Stories. Journalism.
Writing Ledes - What To Put In And What To...
Writings Ledes - What To Put In And Leave Out - Writing Ledes
Beat
Beat. Journalism.
Nut Graph
Nut Graph - Definition of Nut Graph - journalism terms
Five Reasons Why You Should Write For Your...
Five Reasons Why You Should Write For Your Student Newspaper
AP Style Quiz 2
AP Style Quiz - Associated Press Style Quiz
Is it Wrong to Question Glenn Greenwald?
Should Journalists be Concerned About NSA Revelations in a Post-9/11 World?
Find Great Photos for Your Newspaper or Website...
It may be tempting to want to grab high-quality photographs from websites for your own publication, but that would violate copyright. Here are better ideas.
Why Don't Young People Follow the News More...
Young People and News Consumption - The Technology of Journalism Improves, But Young People Still Ignore the News
Why Don't Young People Read the News?
Author Mark Bauerlein Says Tools of the Digital Age Distract Young People From Reading the News
Thorough Reporting
Thorough Reporting, journalism, news reporting
Writing for the Web
Writing for the Web - Ways of Writing News Stories for the Web
Tips for Producing Great Trend Stories
Trend Stories - Tips for Producing Great Trend Stories
Covering the Cops
covering the police beat. Journalism.
Reporting On The Courts
Covering The Courts - Journalism - Court Reporting
Top Five Tips for Journalism Students
Top Five Tips for Journalism Students
Write A Killer Cover Letter
A good cover letter is an important part of a job application in any field, but in journalism - where great writing skills are essential - it's critical.
Developing Ideas For Follow-up Stories
Developing Ideas For Follow-up Stories
Newspapers Aren't Dead - Not Yet
How Long Will Newspapers Survive?
Mainbars and Sidebars - What's the Difference
Mainbars and Sidebars. Journalism.
Shooting
A Man is Shot Dead Outside a Bar
Five Feature Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
Feature Stories - Five Feature Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
Feature Stories: What You Should Use, and What...
Feature Stories - What to Use and What to Leave Out From Feature Stories
Should Freelancers Risk Everything to Cover War?
A look at whether freelance journalists should continue to cover global hotspots.
Beginning Journalism Students Should Focus on...
Beginning Journalism Students Should Focus on Thorough Reporting
Six Steps to Creating an Online Article Portfolio
Online Article Portfolio - Create an Online Article or Clip Portfolio
Arianna Huffington and The Huffington Post
Arianna Huffington and The Huffington Post
In the Newsroom, Writing Fast is as Important...
Newswriting - Writing Fast - How to Write News Stories Quickly
School Board
Newswriting exercise, school board meeting
Sidebar
Sidebar. Journalism.
Website Profile: The Drudge Report
The Drudge Report - A Profile of the Drudge Report
Free and Easy-to-Use Video Editing Software...
Video Editing Software - Free and Easy to Use Video Editing Software Programs
Covering Different Kinds of Live Events
News coverage, journalism, reporting, covering events.
Find The Local Angle
Localizing News Stories - News Reporting - Localizing National News
More Reporters Are Creating Their Own Websites
Journalist Websites - How Journalists Are Creating Their Own Websites
When Writing News Stories, Forget About...
When Writing News Stories, Forget About Chronology
Seven Keys to a Successful Blog
Blogging - Seven Keys to a Successful Blog
Four Things You Can Do to Succeed in Journalism...
Four Things You Can Do to Succeed in Journalism School
Plane Crash
Plane Crash - Newswriting Exercise
Add Drama to Your Feature Stories by Using...
Newswriting, Short Sentences and Paragraphs - Add Drama to Your News Stories by Using Short Sentences and Paragraphs
Should Journalists Be Objective or Tell the...
'Truth Vigilante' Remark by New York Times Public Editor Sparks Debate
Inverted Pyramid
Inverted Pyramid. Journalism.
To Write a Great Lede, Focus on What's...
To Write a Great Lede, Focus on What's Interesting
FOX News, MSNBC and Journalistic Objectivity
FOX News, MSNBC and Objectivity - Objectivity in Cable News
Can Bloggers Replace Professional Journalists?
Bloggers - journalists - can bloggers replace journalists
Attribution
Attribution. Journalism.
Chinese Police Detain Journalist in Fresh Sign...
Chinese Police Detain Journalist in Fresh Sign of Crackdown on Press Freedom
How To Create Great Content For Your Blog
Blog Content – How To Create Great Content For Your Blog
Eight Things You Learned in English Class That...
Forget What You Learned in English Class - Stuff to Leave Out When Writing the News
Editing Exercise: Drunk Driving Trial
Copy Editing - Editing Exercise - Drunk Driving Trial
Six Good Work Habits Young Reporters Need to...
Six Good Work Habits Young Reporters Need to Develop
Tips for Learning AP Style
Associated Press Style - Tips for Learning AP Style
Libel
Libel - Definition of Libel - Journalism Terms
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