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What Is the Difference between Broadsheet...
Newspapers - Broadsheets vs. Tabloids - What are Broadsheets and Tabloids
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 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 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.
Want to Get a Great Journalism Education? Do...
Want to Get a Great Journalism Education? Do the obvious.
How to Write a Good Lede For a Feature Story
Writing Feature Ledes, How to Write a Feature Lede
How Should Journalists Structure News Stories?
A Look at How to Structure News Stories Using the Inverted Pyramid Format
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.
How to Write Copy for News Broadcasts
How to Write Broadcast News Copy
Editing Exercises
Copy Editing - Editing Exercises
Different Kinds of Stories You Can Write for...
Different Kinds of Stories You Can Write for Your Student Newspaper
Six Tips To Improve Your Newswriting
newswriting, ledes, story structure
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
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.)
Should You Get a Journalism Degree?
Should You Get a Journalism Degree? The Pros and Cons of Majoring in Journalism
So What Exactly is Citizen Journalism?
A look at what exactly is meant by 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.
How to Use Attribution in a News Story
Attribution - How To Use Attribution in a News Story
Newspapers May Not be Cool, But They Still Make...
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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.
How to Write Tight Wire Service Copy
Want to get hired by The Associated Press or Reuters, two of the world's largest news organizations? Learn how to write the kind of tight news copy that they're
Newspapers Are Still the Best Places to Find...
Ignore all the talk about newspapers being dead or dying. They still employ more journalists than any other form of news media, which means they should be an
Jon Stewart Blasts Sensationalism in the News...
Sensationalism, Journalism, the News Media and Jon Stewart - Is Sensationalism in the News Media Bad?
J-school Students Must Prepare for Fast Pace...
J-school Students Must Prepare for Fast Pace and Heavy Workload of Pro Newsrooms
How to Do a News Interview
The Basics of Conducting Interviews for News Stories.
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?
How to Get Your Start in Sports Journalism
Getting Started in Sports Journalism
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?
Is Al Jazeera anti-Semitic and anti-American?
Al Jazeera - Is Al Jazeera anti-Semitic and anti-American?
Guide to Writing a Short Game Story in Sports
Sports - Writing Game Stories - Sportswriting
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.
Are Newspapers Dying or Thriving?
Dying Newspapers - Why Are Newspapers Disappearing?
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.
How to Cover a Beat Effectively
Covering a News Beat - How to Cover a Beat Effectively
Covering Speeches
Covering speeches, lectures and forums – any live event that basically involves people talking - might seem easy at first.
Want to Learn to Write News Stories? Just...
Journalism, Newswriting Format, Learning the Newswriting Format
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.
The Newswriting Format in a Nutshell
Newswriting,ledes,inverted pyramid - The Newswriting Format in a Nutshell
Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones...
Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones Who Succeed?
Five Tips for Producing Great News Features
news feature articles - five tips for producing great news feature articles
Guide to Writing an Effective Headline
Headline Writing - Writing Great Headlines
The First Amendment and Press Freedom
The First Amendment - Press Freedom - Reporter's Rights
Editing Exercise: Fire
Copy Editing - Editing Exercise - Fire
Enterprise Reporting
Enterprise reporting goes beyond merely covering events. It explores the forces shaping those events.
Writing Obituaries
Writing Obituaries - Obit Writing
Writing Court Stories
Writing Court Stories - Court Reporting - Court Stories
Five Steps To Writing a Great Lede
How To Write a Great Lede, Newswriting, ledes
Website Profile: The Drudge Report
The Drudge Report - A Profile of the Drudge Report
Breaking News
Breaking News - Definition of Breaking News - Journalism Terms
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.
Car Crash
Newswriting Exercise - Car Crash - Newswriting Exercise
Fifteen Newswriting Rules for Journalism Students
Fifteen Newswriting Rules for Journalism Students
What is the Difference Between Public Relations...
What is the difference between public relations and journalism?
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
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.
Reporting On The Courts
Covering The Courts - Journalism - Court Reporting
What are the Best Ways to Cover Meetings?
A look at ways to cover meetings as news stories
Finding and Developing Ideas for News Stories...
Story Ideas - Finding and Developing Ideas for News Stories and Articles
You Need to Know These Terms if You Want to...
A look at terms commonly used in newsrooms across the country
How to Become a Sportswriter
Sports and Sportswriting - Everything You Need to Know to Become a Sportswriter
Why Paywalls Are a Good Thing for Newspapers
Why Paywalls Are a Good Thing for Newspapers
Newswriting: Use Verbs & Adjectives Wisely
Using Verbs & Adjectives Wisely - Newswriting - Using Verbs & Adjectives
Tips for Taking Good Notes
Taking Good Notes - Tips for Reporters on Taking Good Notes
Do You Need a Bachelor's Degree to be a...
Do you need a bachelor's degree to be a journalist?
Getting "Good" Quotes For News Stories
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The Structure of the State Court System
The Structure of the Courts - State and Federal Court System - Court Structure
Six Tips For Covering Press Conferences
Covering Press Conferences - Newswriting - Press Conferences
Soccer Game
Newswriting Exercise: Soccer Game
The 3 Best Places to Start Your Journalism Career
The Three Best Places to Start Your Journalism Career
FOX News, MSNBC and Journalistic Objectivity
FOX News, MSNBC and Objectivity - Objectivity in Cable News
Editing Exercise: School Board Meeting
News Story Editing - Editing Exercise - School Board Meeting
Tips for Producing Great Trend Stories
Trend Stories - Tips for Producing Great Trend Stories
Blog Profile: Huffington Post
Huffington Post - A Profile of Huffington Post
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.
Mainbars and Sidebars - What's the Difference
Mainbars and Sidebars. Journalism.
The Basics of Associated Press Style
Associated Press Style - The Basics of AP Style
Newswriting: Keep it Short And To The Point
Writing Tight - Newswriting - Writing Tight
Controversy at the Cable News Networks
Cable News Networks - News and Developments on the Cable News Networks - CNN, MSNBC and Fox News
Beat
Beat. Journalism.
Angle
Angle - The Definition of the Angle.
5 Jobs You Can Do in Journalism
Different Kinds of Journalism Jobs - Journalism Careers
Looking For a Global Perspective on the News?...
Looking For a Global Perspective on the News? Check Out BBC Radio.
Five Feature Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
Feature Stories - Five Feature Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
Tabloid - Definition of a Tabloid
Tabloid - Definition of a Tabloid
Writing Follow-up Stories
Writing Follow-up Stories. Journalism.
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
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
Does Anyone Really Care Whether CNN Covers...
Does Anyone Really Care Whether CNN Covers World News Anymore?
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?
Covering the Cops
covering the police beat. Journalism.
Attribution
Attribution. Journalism.
Writing About Accidents & Disasters
Writing About Disasters, newswriting
Why Don't Young People Read the News?
Author Mark Bauerlein Says Tools of the Digital Age Distract Young People From Reading the News
Six Tips for Writing About Live Events
Newswriting, Journalism - Tips for Writing Live Events
Covering Accidents & Disasters
Covering Disasters for news stories
Great News Web Widgets to Jazz Up Your Blog or...
Web Widgets - Great News Web Widgets to Jazz Up Your Blog or Website
Are Newspapers Dying? Yes Or No?
Are Newspapers Dying? A Look at Whether Newspapers Are Dying
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.
When is it Okay for Journalists to go Undercover?
James O'Keefe, ACORN, NPR and Undercover Journalism - When Should Journalists Go Undercover?
Covering Different Kinds of Live Events
News coverage, journalism, reporting, covering events.
What Kind of Ethical Codes Should Journalists...
A look at codes of conduct that should be followed by journalists
CNN Documentary Investigates the Skyrocketing...
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Writing Ledes - What To Put In And What To...
Writings Ledes - What To Put In And Leave Out - Writing Ledes
Six Tips for Getting a Full-Time Job in...
A look at what you can do to land a full-time staff job in journalism
Avoid the Common Mistakes That Beginning...
Avoid the Common Mistakes That Beginning Reporters Make
Deadline
Deadline - Definition of Deadline - Journalism Terms
Top Five Tips for Journalism Students
Top Five Tips for Journalism Students
In the Newsroom, Writing Fast is as Important...
Newswriting - Writing Fast - How to Write News Stories Quickly
Analysis Shows James O'Keefe's Video of NPR...
James O'Keefe, NPR Video, Tea Party - Analysis Shows NPR Video of Schiller Was Misleading
Sidebar
Sidebar. Journalism.
What is Hyperlocal Journalism?
Hyperlocal Journalism - What is Hyperlocal Journalism?
The Era of Free News Websites Is Ending
Web Content - The Era of Free News On the Web Is Ending
School Board
Newswriting exercise, school board meeting
Avoiding Plagiarism in Journalism
Avoiding Plagiarism in Journalism
Newspapers Aren't Dead - Not Yet
How Long Will Newspapers Survive?
Why is it So Important to be Able to Write...
Why is it So Important to be Able to Write Feature Stories?
Writing for the Web
Writing for the Web - Ways of Writing News Stories for the Web
Why Should You Work for Your Student Newspaper?
A look at five very important reasons for working on a student newspaper.
Developing Ideas For Follow-up Stories
Developing Ideas For Follow-up Stories
AP Style Quiz 2
AP Style Quiz - Associated Press Style Quiz
Editing Exercise: Drunk Driving Trial
Copy Editing - Editing Exercise - Drunk Driving Trial
Libel
Libel - Definition of Libel - Journalism Terms
To Make it in Journalism, Students Must Develop...
To Make it in Journalism, Students Must Develop a Nose for News
Six Steps to Creating an Online Article Portfolio
Online Article Portfolio - Create an Online Article or Clip Portfolio
Getting the Facts Right on Breaking News Stories
News Reporting and Newswriting - Getting the Facts Right on Breaking News Stories
Associated Press Style Quiz 1
AP Style Quiz - Associated Press Style Quiz
Tips For Writing Spot Feature Stories
Spot Features - Writing Spot-News Feature Stories
Free and Easy-to-Use Video Editing Software...
Video Editing Software - Free and Easy to Use Video Editing Software Programs
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.
You Want to Get a Job in Journalism? Read the...
You Want to Get a Job in Journalism? Read the News
Five Ideas for Enterprise Stories You Can Do in...
Enterprise Reporting - Five Ideas for Enterprise 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
Editing Exercise: Crazed Attacker
Copy Editing - Editing Exercise - Crazed Attacker
Thorough Reporting
Thorough Reporting, journalism, news reporting
How to Avoid Burying the Lede of Your News Story
How to Avoid Burying the Lede of Your News Story
Should Journalists Be Objective or Tell the...
'Truth Vigilante' Remark by New York Times Public Editor Sparks Debate
Five Things That Are Lost When Newspapers Close
Closing Newspapers - print journalism - newspaper business
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
More Reporters Are Creating Their Own Websites
Journalist Websites - How Journalists Are Creating Their Own Websites
Tips for Editing News Stories Quickly
Tips for Editing News Stories Quickly
Find The Local Angle
Localizing News Stories - News Reporting - Localizing National News
Nut Graph
Nut Graph - Definition of Nut Graph - journalism terms
Arianna Huffington and The Huffington Post
Arianna Huffington and The Huffington Post
Shooting
A Man is Shot Dead Outside a Bar
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