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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 Is the Difference between Broadsheet...
Newspapers - Broadsheets vs. Tabloids - What are Broadsheets and Tabloids
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 Are the Different Kinds of Feature Stories?
Feature Stories - Different Kinds of Feature Stories
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 to Write Copy for News Broadcasts
How to Write Broadcast News Copy
How Should Journalists Structure News Stories?
A Look at How to Structure News Stories Using the Inverted Pyramid Format
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.
10 Steps for Producing the Perfect News Story
Building The Perfect News Story
This is How You Write a Great Lede For a...
A Look at How You Can Write Terrific Ledes for Feature Stories
So What Exactly is Citizen Journalism?
A look at what exactly is meant by citizen journalism
Should You Get a Journalism Degree?
Should You Get a Journalism Degree? The Pros and Cons of Majoring in 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 Write the Most Important Sentence of a...
A look at how to write a lede, the most important of any news story
Different Kinds of Sports Stories
Sports Stories - The Different Kinds of Sports Stories
How to Use Attribution in a News Story
Attribution - How To Use Attribution in a News Story
What Do You Need to Know About Libel and Libel...
A Look at What You Need to Know About Libel and Libel Law
Different Kinds of Stories You Can Write for...
Different Kinds of Stories You Can Write for Your Student Newspaper
What Makes Something Newsworthy?
What Makes Something Newsworthy?
Six Tips To Improve Your Newswriting
newswriting, ledes, story structure
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.
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.)
Is Al Jazeera anti-Semitic and anti-American?
Al Jazeera - Is Al Jazeera anti-Semitic and anti-American?
Jon Stewart Blasts Sensationalism in the News...
Sensationalism, Journalism, the News Media and Jon Stewart - Is Sensationalism in the News Media Bad?
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.
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?
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
How to Do a News Interview
The Basics of Conducting Interviews for News Stories.
How to Get Your Start in Sports Journalism
Getting Started in Sports Journalism
Breaking News
Breaking News - Definition of Breaking News - Journalism Terms
Editing Exercises
Copy Editing - Editing Exercises
The First Amendment and Press Freedom
The First Amendment - Press Freedom - Reporter's Rights
Are Newspapers Dying or Thriving?
Dying Newspapers - Why Are Newspapers Disappearing?
Want to Learn to Write News Stories? Just...
Journalism, Newswriting Format, Learning the Newswriting Format
Writing Obituaries
Writing Obituaries - Obit Writing
Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones...
Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones Who Succeed?
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
Five Tips for Producing Great News Features
news feature articles - five tips for producing great news feature articles
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.
How to Cover a Beat Effectively
Covering a News Beat - How to Cover a Beat Effectively
The Newswriting Format in a Nutshell
Newswriting,ledes,inverted pyramid - The Newswriting Format in a Nutshell
Guide to Writing an Effective Headline
Headline Writing - Writing Great Headlines
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.
Writing Court Stories
Writing Court Stories - Court Reporting - Court Stories
Guide to Writing a Short Game Story in Sports
Sports - Writing Game Stories - Sportswriting
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.
Website Profile: The Drudge Report
The Drudge Report - A Profile of the Drudge Report
Five Steps To Writing a Great Lede
How To Write a Great Lede, Newswriting, ledes
You Need to Know These Terms if You Want to...
A look at terms commonly used in newsrooms across the country
The Structure of the State Court System
The Structure of the Courts - State and Federal Court System - Court Structure
Libel
Libel - Definition of Libel - Journalism Terms
Attribution
Attribution. Journalism.
What is the Difference Between Public Relations...
What is the difference between public relations and journalism?
Reporting On The Courts
Covering The Courts - Journalism - Court Reporting
Beat
Beat. Journalism.
What is Hyperlocal Journalism?
Hyperlocal Journalism - What is Hyperlocal Journalism?
Fifteen Newswriting Rules for Journalism Students
Fifteen Newswriting Rules for Journalism Students
Finding and Developing Ideas for News Stories...
Story Ideas - Finding and Developing Ideas for News Stories and Articles
Newswriting: Use Verbs & Adjectives Wisely
Using Verbs & Adjectives Wisely - Newswriting - Using Verbs & Adjectives
Tips for Producing Great Trend Stories
Trend Stories - Tips for Producing Great Trend Stories
Covering the Cops
covering the police beat. Journalism.
Do You Need a Bachelor's Degree to be a...
Do you need a bachelor's degree to be a journalist?
Enterprise Reporting
Enterprise reporting goes beyond merely covering events. It explores the forces shaping those events.
5 Jobs You Can Do in Journalism
Different Kinds of Journalism Jobs - Journalism Careers
FOX News, MSNBC and Journalistic Objectivity
FOX News, MSNBC and Objectivity - Objectivity in Cable News
Mainbars and Sidebars - What's the Difference
Mainbars and Sidebars. Journalism.
Blog Profile: Huffington Post
Huffington Post - A Profile of Huffington Post
Writing Follow-up Stories
Writing Follow-up Stories. Journalism.
Newswriting: Keep it Short And To The Point
Writing Tight - Newswriting - Writing Tight
Getting "Good" Quotes For News Stories
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Angle
Angle - The Definition of the Angle.
The Basics of Associated Press Style
Associated Press Style - The Basics of AP Style
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.
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
Covering Speeches
Covering speeches, lectures and forums – any live event that basically involves people talking - might seem easy at first.
What are the Best Ways to Cover Meetings?
A look at ways to cover meetings as news stories
The 3 Best Places to Start Your Journalism Career
The Three Best Places to Start Your Journalism Career
Tips for Taking Good Notes
Taking Good Notes - Tips for Reporters on Taking Good Notes
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
Car Crash
Newswriting Exercise - Car Crash - Newswriting Exercise
Tabloid - Definition of a Tabloid
Tabloid - Definition of a Tabloid
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 About Accidents & Disasters
Writing About Disasters, newswriting
Six Tips for Writing About Live Events
Newswriting, Journalism - Tips for Writing Live Events
Great News Web Widgets to Jazz Up Your Blog or...
Web Widgets - Great News Web Widgets to Jazz Up Your Blog or Website
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?
Sidebar
Sidebar. Journalism.
Looking For a Global Perspective on the News?...
Looking For a Global Perspective on the News? Check Out BBC Radio.
Are Newspapers Dying? Yes Or No?
Are Newspapers Dying? A Look at Whether Newspapers Are Dying
Associated Press Style Quiz 1
AP Style Quiz - Associated Press Style Quiz
Here's the Key to Building a Successful Career...
A look at the importance of energy and enthusiasm in building a career in journalism
Not a Journalism Student? Join the Student...
College Newspapers Provide Great Experience for Students in Any Major
How to Become a Sportswriter
Sports and Sportswriting - Everything You Need to Know to Become a Sportswriter
Editing Exercise: Fire
Copy Editing - Editing Exercise - Fire
Editorial
Editorial - Definition of Editorial
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
Six Ways Journalists Can Avoid Conflicts of...
Conflicts of Interest - How Journalists Can Avoid Conflicts of Interest
AP Style Quiz 2
AP Style Quiz - Associated Press Style Quiz
Controversy at the Cable News Networks
Cable News Networks - News and Developments on the Cable News Networks - CNN, MSNBC and Fox 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.
Six Tips For Covering Press Conferences
Covering Press Conferences - Newswriting - Press Conferences
Five Feature Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
Feature Stories - Five Feature Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
Top Five Tips for Journalism Students
Top Five Tips for Journalism Students
Covering Accidents & Disasters
Covering Disasters for news stories
Sunshine Laws
Sunshine Laws - Definition of Sunshine Laws
Thorough Research Can Make the Difference in...
A Look at How Thorough Research Can Make the Difference in Landing a Journalism Job
Soccer Game
Newswriting Exercise: Soccer Game
Inverted Pyramid
Inverted Pyramid. Journalism.
Getting the Facts Right on Breaking News Stories
News Reporting and Newswriting - Getting the Facts Right on Breaking News Stories
Avoiding Plagiarism in Journalism
Avoiding Plagiarism in Journalism
Free and Easy-to-Use Video Editing Software...
Video Editing Software - Free and Easy to Use Video Editing Software Programs
What Kind of Ethical Codes Should Journalists...
A look at codes of conduct that should be followed by journalists
Nut Graph
Nut Graph - Definition of Nut Graph - journalism terms
Why Paywalls Are a Good Thing for Newspapers
Why Paywalls Are a Good Thing for Newspapers
Feature Stories: What You Should Use, and What...
Feature Stories - What to Use and What to Leave Out From Feature Stories
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.
Thorough Reporting
Thorough Reporting, journalism, news reporting
Writing for the Web
Writing for the Web - Ways of Writing News Stories for the Web
Five Things That Are Lost When Newspapers Close
Closing Newspapers - print journalism - newspaper business
How to Avoid Burying the Lede of Your News Story
How to Avoid Burying the Lede of Your News Story
What is Web Journalism?
Web Journalism - News Websites - Web Journalism
Plane Crash
Plane Crash - Newswriting Exercise
Tired of Sensationalist News Coverage? There...
news coverage, sensationalism, jon stewart, cable news
Byline
Byline. Journalism.
Cheap and Easy Ways to Establish Your Presence...
ways journalists can create an online presence for themselves
School Board
Newswriting exercise, school board meeting
Find The Local Angle
Localizing News Stories - News Reporting - Localizing National News
How Can You Choose the Journalism School That's...
A look at how students can choose the journalism school that's best for them
Copy
Copy. Journalism.
Writing Ledes - What To Put In And What To...
Writings Ledes - What To Put In And Leave Out - Writing Ledes
Shooting
A Man is Shot Dead Outside a Bar
The Top 10 Sports Cliches To Avoid (At All Costs)
The Top 10 Sports Cliches To Avoid (At All Costs)
You Want to Get a Job in Journalism? Read the...
You Want to Get a Job in Journalism? Read the News
Working At The Associated Press
Journalism Careers Associated Press
Newspapers Aren't Dead - Not Yet
How Long Will Newspapers Survive?
Deadline
Deadline - Definition of Deadline - Journalism Terms
Censorship at Student Newspapers
Censorship at Student Newspapers - Attempts to Censor Student Newspapers
Editing Exercise: School Board Meeting
News Story Editing - Editing Exercise - School Board Meeting
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?
Why Don't Young People Read the News?
Author Mark Bauerlein Says Tools of the Digital Age Distract Young People From Reading the News
Should Journalists Be Objective or Tell the...
'Truth Vigilante' Remark by New York Times Public Editor Sparks Debate
Six Good Work Habits Young Reporters Need to...
Six Good Work Habits Young Reporters Need to Develop
Why Should You Work for Your Student Newspaper?
A look at five very important reasons for working on a student newspaper.
Interviewing: Notebooks vs. Recorders
Interviewing: Notebooks vs. Recorders
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
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