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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
Want to Get a Great Journalism Education? Do...
Want to Get a Great Journalism Education? Do the obvious.
What Is the Difference between Broadsheet...
Newspapers - Broadsheets vs. Tabloids - What are Broadsheets and Tabloids
What Are the Different Kinds of Feature Stories?
Feature Stories - Different Kinds of Feature 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.
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.
Different Kinds of Sports Stories
Sports Stories - The Different Kinds of Sports Stories
How to Write a Good Lede For a Feature Story
Writing Feature Ledes, How to Write a Feature Lede
How to Write Copy for News Broadcasts
How to Write Broadcast News Copy
How to Write the Most Important Sentence of a...
A look at how to write a lede, the most important of any news story
Should You Get a Journalism Degree?
Should You Get a Journalism Degree? The Pros and Cons of Majoring in Journalism
How Journalists Should Structure News Stories
How to Structure News Stories. Journalism.
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
What Is Citizen Journalism?
Citizen Journalism - What Is Citizen Journalism?
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 Use Attribution in a News Story
Attribution - How To Use Attribution in a News Story
Editing Exercises
Copy Editing - Editing Exercises
Six Tips To Improve Your Newswriting
newswriting, ledes, story structure
How to Do a News Interview
The Basics of Conducting Interviews for News Stories.
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.
How to Get Your Start in Sports Journalism
Getting Started in Sports Journalism
Guide to Writing a Short Game Story in Sports
Sports - Writing Game Stories - Sportswriting
What Makes Something Newsworthy?
What Makes Something Newsworthy?
Your Introduction to Libel Law
Libel Basics - The Basics of Libel and Libel Law
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.
J-school Students Must Prepare for Fast Pace...
J-school Students Must Prepare for Fast Pace and Heavy Workload of Pro Newsrooms
Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones...
Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones Who Succeed?
Jon Stewart Blasts Sensationalism in the News...
Sensationalism, Journalism, the News Media and Jon Stewart - Is Sensationalism in the News Media Bad?
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?
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.
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
Controversy at the Cable News Networks
Cable News Networks - News and Developments on the Cable News Networks - CNN, MSNBC and Fox News
Five Tips for Producing Great News Features
news feature articles - five tips for producing great news feature articles
When Should Graphic Photos be Published?
Should news organizations publish graphic images, or be cautious and withhold them? What should aspiring journalists know about making such calls?
Want to Learn to Write News Stories? Just...
Journalism, Newswriting Format, Learning the Newswriting Format
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.
Is Al Jazeera anti-Semitic and anti-American?
Al Jazeera - Is Al Jazeera anti-Semitic and anti-American?
Guide to Writing an Effective Headline
Headline Writing - Writing Great Headlines
The Newswriting Format in a Nutshell
Newswriting,ledes,inverted pyramid - The Newswriting Format in a Nutshell
The Era of Free News Websites Is Ending
Web Content - The Era of Free News On the Web Is Ending
How to Become a Sportswriter
Sports and Sportswriting - Everything You Need to Know to Become a Sportswriter
Covering Speeches
Covering speeches, lectures and forums – any live event that basically involves people talking - might seem easy at first.
Are Newspapers Dying or Thriving?
Dying Newspapers - Why Are Newspapers Disappearing?
The First Amendment and Press Freedom
The First Amendment - Press Freedom - Reporter's Rights
10 Terms Every Journalist Should Know
Journalism Terms - 10 Terms Every Journalist Should Know
Car Crash
Newswriting Exercise - Car Crash - Newswriting Exercise
Tabloid - Definition of a Tabloid
Tabloid - Definition of a Tabloid
Website Profile: Politico.com
Politico - A Profile of Politico.com
Writing Obituaries
Writing Obituaries - Obit Writing
Finding and Developing Ideas for News Stories...
Story Ideas - Finding and Developing Ideas for News Stories and Articles
Breaking News
Breaking News - Definition of Breaking News - Journalism Terms
Editing Exercise: Fire
Copy Editing - Editing Exercise - Fire
Enterprise Reporting
Enterprise reporting goes beyond merely covering events. It explores the forces shaping those events.
The Structure of the State Court System
The Structure of the Courts - State and Federal Court System - Court Structure
Do You Need a Bachelor's Degree to be a...
Do you need a bachelor's degree to be a journalist?
The Basics of Associated Press Style
Associated Press Style - The Basics of AP Style
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
Writing Court Stories
Writing Court Stories - Court Reporting - Court Stories
5 Jobs You Can Do in Journalism
Different Kinds of Journalism Jobs - Journalism Careers
Build an Impressive Clip Portfolio That Will...
Newspaper Clips - Create a Portfolio of Newspaper Clips to Get a Job
Tips for Taking Good Notes
Taking Good Notes - Tips for Reporters on Taking Good Notes
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.
Shooting
A Man is Shot Dead Outside a Bar
Reporting On The Courts
Covering The Courts - Journalism - Court Reporting
What is the Difference Between Public Relations...
What is the difference between public relations and journalism?
Fifteen Newswriting Rules for Journalism Students
Fifteen Newswriting Rules for Journalism Students
Getting "Good" Quotes For News Stories
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The 3 Best Places to Start Your Journalism Career
The Three Best Places to Start Your Journalism Career
Working Journalist: Timothy J. Carroll
Covering the community beat at a paper in New Jersey.
Tips for Covering Meetings as News Stories
Covering Meetings - Tips for Covering Meetings as News Stories
Are Newspapers Dying? Yes Or No?
Are Newspapers Dying? A Look at Whether Newspapers Are Dying
Writing Follow-up Stories
Writing Follow-up Stories. Journalism.
Newswriting: Use Verbs & Adjectives Wisely
Using Verbs & Adjectives Wisely - Newswriting - Using Verbs & Adjectives
Website Profile: The Drudge Report
The Drudge Report - A Profile of the Drudge Report
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.
Five Feature Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
Feature Stories - Five Feature Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
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.
Writing Ledes - What To Put In And What To...
Writings Ledes - What To Put In And Leave Out - Writing Ledes
What Should Aspiring Sportswriters Learn From...
A look at what aspiring sportswriters should learn from the way the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal has been covered
Should You Pursue a Career in Journalism?
Wondering whether to pursue a career in journalism? Here's the question you must ask yourself.
Newswriting: Keep it Short And To The Point
Writing Tight - Newswriting - Writing Tight
Editing Exercise: School Board Meeting
News Story Editing - Editing Exercise - School Board Meeting
Six Tips for Writing About Live Events
Newswriting, Journalism - Tips for Writing Live Events
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
Mainbars and Sidebars - What's the Difference
Mainbars and Sidebars. Journalism.
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?
Six Tips For Covering Press Conferences
Covering Press Conferences - Newswriting - Press Conferences
Tips for Producing Great Trend Stories
Trend Stories - Tips for Producing Great Trend Stories
Top Five Tips for Journalism Students
Top Five Tips for Journalism Students
AP Style Quiz 2
AP Style Quiz - Associated Press Style Quiz
Beat
Beat. Journalism.
Writing About Accidents & Disasters
Writing About Disasters, newswriting
Avoiding Plagiarism in Journalism
Avoiding Plagiarism in Journalism
CEO Speech
CEO Speech - Newswriting Exercise
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
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.
School Board
Newswriting exercise, school board meeting
Should Journalists Be Objective or Tell the...
'Truth Vigilante' Remark by New York Times Public Editor Sparks Debate
FOX News, MSNBC and Journalistic Objectivity
FOX News, MSNBC and Objectivity - Objectivity in Cable News
Angle
Angle - The Definition of the Angle.
Covering Different Kinds of Live Events
News coverage, journalism, reporting, covering events.
Covering the Cops
covering the police beat. Journalism.
Attribution
Attribution. Journalism.
Five Things That Are Lost When Newspapers Close
Closing Newspapers - print journalism - newspaper business
Newspaper Layoffs Take Their Toll on Local...
Local Investigative Reporting - Staff Cutbacks at Newspapers and the Loss of Local Investigative Reporting
Thorough Reporting
Thorough Reporting, journalism, news reporting
Soccer Game
Newswriting Exercise: Soccer Game
Nut Graph
Nut Graph - Definition of Nut Graph - journalism terms
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
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.
Shooting Follow-up
Shooting Follow-up - Newswriting Exercise
Great News Web Widgets to Jazz Up Your Blog or...
Web Widgets - Great News Web Widgets to Jazz Up Your Blog or Website
Five Ideas for Enterprise Stories You Can Do in...
Enterprise Reporting - Five Ideas for Enterprise Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
Arianna Huffington and The Huffington Post
Arianna Huffington and The Huffington Post
When Journalism is Overrun by Public Relations,...
When Journalism is Overrun by Public Relations, Democracy Takes a Hit
Why Don't Young People Read the News?
Author Mark Bauerlein Says Tools of the Digital Age Distract Young People From Reading the News
How Can You Get a Student Newspaper to Work...
Some tips on how to make your college paper run more efficiently
Writing for the Web
Writing for the Web - Ways of Writing News Stories for the Web
Developing Ideas For Follow-up Stories
Developing Ideas For Follow-up Stories
Plane Crash
Plane Crash - Newswriting Exercise
Can Newspapers Survive Online?
Can Newspapers Survive Online? A Look at Whether Newspapers Can Survive Online
Free and Easy-to-Use Video Editing Software...
Video Editing Software - Free and Easy to Use Video Editing Software Programs
Blog Profile: Huffington Post
Huffington Post - A Profile of Huffington Post
Associated Press Style Quiz 1
AP Style Quiz - Associated Press Style Quiz
When Should Journalists Help Those in Need at...
Journalists and Disasters - When Should Journalists Help Those in Need at Disaster Scenes?
How Ignorant are Americans About Current Events?
A look at a survey that measured how much Americans know about recent events in the news
Newspapers Aren't Dead - Not Yet
How Long Will Newspapers Survive?
Five Reasons Why You Should Write For Your...
Five Reasons Why You Should Write For Your Student Newspaper
Avoid the Common Mistakes That Beginning...
Avoid the Common Mistakes That Beginning Reporters Make
Interviewing: Notebooks vs. Recorders
Interviewing: Notebooks vs. Recorders
Covering Accidents & Disasters
Covering Disasters for news stories
Inverted Pyramid
Inverted Pyramid. Journalism.
Tired of Sensationalist News Coverage? There...
news coverage, sensationalism, jon stewart, cable news
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.
'Born Into Brothels' Director Zana Briski...
A Profile of Photographer Zana Briski, Director of Born Into Brothels
You Want to Get a Job in Journalism? Read the...
You Want to Get a Job in Journalism? Read the News
Broadsheet - Definition of Broadsheet
Broadsheet - Definition of Broadsheet
The Top 10 Sports Cliches To Avoid (At All Costs)
The Top 10 Sports Cliches To Avoid (At All Costs)
Getting the Facts Right on Breaking News Stories
News Reporting and Newswriting - Getting the Facts Right on Breaking News Stories
Choosing The Right Journalism School
Journalism Schools - Choosing the Right Journalism School
Sidebar
Sidebar. Journalism.
An Editor's Checklist: Micro and Macro Editing
Editing - Newswriting Checklist - A Checklist for Editors
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
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