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Learning Basic AP Style
The Basics of Associated Press Style
What Is the Difference between Broadsheet...
Newspapers - Broadsheets vs. Tabloids - What are Broadsheets and Tabloids
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.
8 Ways You Can Tell if a Website is Trustworthy
Reliable Websites - How to Tell if a Website is Reliable
What Are the Different Kinds of Feature Stories?
Feature Stories - Different Kinds of Feature Stories
What Are the Best Paying Jobs in Journalism?
Journalism Salaries - Salaries in Journalism Jobs
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.
How to Write Copy for News Broadcasts
How to Write Broadcast News Copy
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.
This is How You Write a Great Lede For a...
A Look at How You Can Write Terrific Ledes for Feature Stories
How Should Journalists Structure News Stories?
A Look at How to Structure News Stories Using the Inverted Pyramid Format
So What Exactly is Citizen Journalism?
A look at what exactly is meant by citizen journalism
How to Write the Most Important Sentence of a...
A look at how to write a lede, the most important of any news story
10 Steps for Producing the Perfect News Story
Building The Perfect News Story
Should You Get a Journalism Degree?
Should You Get a Journalism Degree? The Pros and Cons of Majoring in Journalism
Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones...
Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones Who Succeed?
How to Use Attribution in a News Story
Attribution - How To Use Attribution in a News Story
Different Kinds of Stories You Can Write for...
Different Kinds of Stories You Can Write for Your Student Newspaper
How to Do a News Interview
The Basics of Conducting Interviews for News Stories.
Want to Get a Great Journalism Education? Do...
Want to Get a Great Journalism Education? Do the obvious.
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.
Different Kinds of Sports Stories
Sports Stories - The Different Kinds of Sports Stories
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.
What Do You Need to Know About Libel and Libel...
A Look at What You Need to Know About Libel and Libel Law
What Makes Something Newsworthy?
What Makes Something Newsworthy?
Jon Stewart Blasts Sensationalism in the News...
Sensationalism, Journalism, the News Media and Jon Stewart - Is Sensationalism in the News Media Bad?
Five Feature Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
Feature Stories - Five Feature Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
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?
Want to Learn to Write News Stories? Just...
Journalism, Newswriting Format, Learning the Newswriting Format
Is Al Jazeera anti-Semitic and anti-American?
Al Jazeera - Is Al Jazeera anti-Semitic and anti-American?
Writing Obituaries
Writing Obituaries - Obit Writing
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.)
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.
Angle
Angle - The Definition of the Angle.
Writing Court Stories
Writing Court Stories - Court Reporting - Court Stories
Breaking News
Breaking News - Definition of Breaking News - Journalism Terms
Enterprise Reporting
Enterprise reporting goes beyond merely covering events. It explores the forces shaping those events.
Are Newspapers Dying or Thriving?
Dying Newspapers - Why Are Newspapers Disappearing?
Five Tips for Producing Great News Features
news feature articles - five tips for producing great news feature articles
Covering Speeches
Covering speeches, lectures and forums – any live event that basically involves people talking - might seem easy at first.
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.
What is the Difference Between Public Relations...
What is the difference between public relations and journalism?
Six Tips To Improve Your Newswriting
newswriting, ledes, story structure
Finding and Developing Ideas for News Stories...
Story Ideas - Finding and Developing Ideas for News Stories and Articles
The Newswriting Format in a Nutshell
Newswriting,ledes,inverted pyramid - The Newswriting Format in a Nutshell
Five Steps To Writing a Great Lede
How To Write a Great Lede, Newswriting, ledes
How to Cover a Beat Effectively
Covering a News Beat - How to Cover a Beat Effectively
Press Freedom Around the World
In the United States and many industrialized nations the press enjoys a great deal of freedom to report critically and objectively on the important issues of the day. But in much of the world press freedom is either limited or virtually nonexistent. This map and the charts that follow from Freedom House shows where the press is free - and where it's not.
The First Amendment and Press Freedom
The First Amendment - Press Freedom - Reporter's Rights
Do You Need a Bachelor's Degree to be a...
Do you need a bachelor's degree to be a journalist?
Guide to Writing a Short Game Story in Sports
Sports - Writing Game Stories - Sportswriting
How to Get Your Start in Sports Journalism
Getting Started in Sports Journalism
Reporting On The Courts
Covering The Courts - Journalism - Court Reporting
5 Jobs You Can Do in Journalism
Different Kinds of Journalism Jobs - Journalism Careers
What are the Best Ways to Cover Meetings?
A look at ways to cover meetings as news stories
Guide to Writing an Effective Headline
Headline Writing - Writing Great Headlines
Here's How You Can Create a Portfolio of...
A look at how you can create a portfolio of newspaper clips to help you get a job
The 3 Best Places to Start Your Journalism Career
The Three Best Places to Start Your Journalism Career
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 Basics of Associated Press Style
Associated Press Style - The Basics of AP Style
Are Newspapers Dying? Yes Or No?
Are Newspapers Dying? A Look at Whether Newspapers Are Dying
Free and Easy-to-Use Video Editing Software...
Video Editing Software - Free and Easy to Use Video Editing Software Programs
Tips for Taking Good Notes
Taking Good Notes - Tips for Reporters on Taking Good Notes
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.
Mainbars and Sidebars - What's the Difference
Mainbars and Sidebars. Journalism.
The Structure of the State Court System
The Structure of the Courts - State and Federal Court System - Court Structure
Tips for Producing Great Trend Stories
Trend Stories - Tips for Producing Great Trend Stories
Here are the Qualities Reporters Should Look...
A Look at How Reporters Can Tell if a Source is Good or Not
Car Crash
Newswriting Exercise - Car Crash - Newswriting Exercise
Top Five Tips for Journalism Students
Top Five Tips for Journalism Students
Here's How You Can Write Great Follow-up News...
A Look at How Reporters Can Write Great Follow-up News Stories
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
Can Non-profit News Sites be Both Sustainable...
Non-profit News Sites are Looking for a Business Model That's Both Sustainable Ethical
You Need to Know These Terms if You Want to...
A look at terms commonly used in newsrooms across the country
Covering the Cops
covering the police beat. Journalism.
Six Tips For Covering Press Conferences
Covering Press Conferences - Newswriting - Press Conferences
FOX News, MSNBC and Journalistic Objectivity
FOX News, MSNBC and Objectivity - Objectivity in Cable News
Six Tips for Writing About Live Events
Newswriting, Journalism - Tips for Writing Live Events
How to Become a Sportswriter
Sports and Sportswriting - Everything You Need to Know to Become a Sportswriter
How Can You Choose the Journalism School That's...
A look at how students can choose the journalism school that's best for them
Getting "Good" Quotes For News Stories
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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
Newswriting: Use Verbs & Adjectives Wisely
Using Verbs & Adjectives Wisely - Newswriting - Using Verbs & Adjectives
Is Plagiarism More Likely in the Internet Age?
Plagiarism - Plagiarism and the Internet, Avoiding Plagiarism
Five Ideas for Enterprise Stories You Can Do in...
Enterprise Reporting - Five Ideas for Enterprise Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
Avoiding Plagiarism in Journalism
Avoiding Plagiarism in Journalism
Editing Exercises
Copy Editing - Editing Exercises
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.
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.
Why Should You Work for Your Student Newspaper?
A look at five very important reasons for working on a student newspaper.
Feature Stories: What You Should Use, and What...
Feature Stories - What to Use and What to Leave Out From Feature Stories
Inverted Pyramid
Inverted Pyramid. Journalism.
Nut Graph
Nut Graph - Definition of Nut Graph - journalism terms
How Should You Work With Sources Who Don't Want...
Sometimes sources have important reasons for not wanting to speak on the record. When are anonymous sources used? How should you work with them?
What is Hyperlocal Journalism?
Hyperlocal Journalism - What is Hyperlocal Journalism?
Fifteen Newswriting Rules for Journalism Students
Fifteen Newswriting Rules for Journalism Students
Website Profile: The Drudge Report
The Drudge Report - A Profile of the Drudge Report
Avoid the Common Mistakes That Beginning...
Avoid the Common Mistakes That Beginning Reporters Make
Should Reporters Have Refused to Interview a...
A Look at News Coverage of Charlie Sheen and the Ethics of Interviewing People With Problems
Anonymous Source
Anonymous Source, definition. Journalism.
Writing About Accidents & Disasters
Writing About Disasters, newswriting
How to Avoid Burying the Lede of Your News Story
How to Avoid Burying the Lede of Your News Story
Working At The Associated Press
Journalism Careers Associated Press
Should You Show a Source Your Story Before it...
Dealing With Sources - Should You Show a Source Your Story before it is Published?
Libel
Libel - Definition of Libel - Journalism Terms
Fasting for 20 Days? Steve Hendricks Did it,...
Steve Hendricks writes about his 20-day fast in Harper's Magazine - and about the history and benefits of fasting.
Tips For Writing Spot Feature Stories
Spot Features - Writing Spot-News Feature Stories
Newswriting: Keep it Short And To The Point
Writing Tight - Newswriting - Writing Tight
Tabloid - Definition of a Tabloid
Tabloid - Definition of a Tabloid
Writing Ledes - What To Put In And What To...
Writings Ledes - What To Put In And Leave Out - Writing Ledes
Why Don't Young People Read the News?
Author Mark Bauerlein Says Tools of the Digital Age Distract Young People From Reading the News
School Board
Newswriting exercise, school board meeting
Here Are Five Ways You Can Do Your Own Election...
A Look at Ways You Can Do Your Own Election Coverage, Even for Big National Races
Editing Exercise: Fire
Copy Editing - Editing Exercise - Fire
Five Things That Are Lost When Newspapers Close
Closing Newspapers - print journalism - newspaper business
Great News Web Widgets to Jazz Up Your Blog or...
Web Widgets - Great News Web Widgets to Jazz Up Your Blog or Website
Newspapers Aren't Dead - Not Yet
How Long Will Newspapers Survive?
Associated Press Style Quiz 1
AP Style Quiz - Associated Press Style Quiz
Tips for Learning AP Style
Associated Press Style - Tips for Learning AP Style
Editing Exercise: School Board Meeting
News Story Editing - Editing Exercise - School Board Meeting
Here's How You Can Get the Facts Right on a Big...
A Look at What Reporters Should Do to Get the Facts Right on Big Breaking News Stories
These are Ways You Develop Ideas for Follow-up...
A look at how reporters develop ideas for follow-up stories after big breaking news events
Journalism Internships: The Basics
Journalism Internships: The Basics
Sidebar
Sidebar. Journalism.
Editorial
Editorial - Definition of Editorial
Beat
Beat. Journalism.
Covering Different Kinds of Live Events
News coverage, journalism, reporting, covering events.
'Born Into Brothels' Director Zana Briski...
A Profile of Photographer Zana Briski, Director of Born Into Brothels
The Top 10 Sports Cliches To Avoid (At All Costs)
The Top 10 Sports Cliches To Avoid (At All Costs)
Attribution
Attribution. Journalism.
Thorough Reporting
Thorough Reporting, journalism, news reporting
Does Anyone Really Care Whether CNN Covers...
Does Anyone Really Care Whether CNN Covers World News Anymore?
BBC Admits Error in Claiming Race Played Role...
BBC Admits Error in Claiming Race Played Role in Cleveland Kidnappings Coverage
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.
Covering Accidents & Disasters
Covering Disasters for news stories
Faculty Advisers Increasingly Face the Ax for...
Student Newspaper Censorship - Student Newspaper Advisers Increasingly Face the Ax for Not Censoring High School Newspapers and Yearbooks
Find The Local Angle
Localizing News Stories - News Reporting - Localizing National News
Tired of Sensationalist News Coverage? There...
news coverage, sensationalism, jon stewart, cable news
Can Bloggers Replace Professional Journalists?
Bloggers - journalists - can bloggers replace journalists
Can Newspapers Survive Online?
Can Newspapers Survive Online? A Look at Whether Newspapers Can Survive Online
Can Paywalls for News Websites Work?
Paywalls - Can Paywalls for News Websites Work?
In the Newsroom, Writing Fast is as Important...
Newswriting - Writing Fast - How to Write News Stories Quickly
Controversy at the Cable News Networks
Cable News Networks - News and Developments on the Cable News Networks - CNN, MSNBC and Fox News
Deadline
Deadline - Definition of Deadline - Journalism Terms
Five Steps For Getting Started in Citizen...
Five Steps For Getting Started in Citizen Journalism
An Editor's Checklist: Micro and Macro Editing
Editing - Newswriting Checklist - A Checklist for Editors
Reporters are Making Their Own Websites to...
A Look at How Journalists Are Creating Their Own Websites to Create a Brand for Themselves
A Copy Editor's Checklist
Copy Editing - A Copy Editor's Checklist
When is it Okay for Journalists to go Undercover?
James O'Keefe, ACORN, NPR and Undercover Journalism - When Should Journalists Go Undercover?

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