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Learning Basic AP Style
The Basics of Associated Press Style
Want to Get a Great Journalism Education? Do...
Want to Get a Great Journalism Education? Do the obvious.
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 Are the Different Kinds of Feature Stories?
Feature Stories - Different Kinds of Feature Stories
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.
Different Kinds of Stories You Can Write for...
Different Kinds of Stories You Can Write for Your Student Newspaper
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 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
Different Kinds of Sports Stories
Sports Stories - The Different Kinds of Sports Stories
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
Editing Exercises
Copy Editing - Editing Exercises
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
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 Should Journalists Structure News Stories?
A Look at How to Structure News Stories Using the Inverted Pyramid Format
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.
Six Tips To Improve Your Newswriting
newswriting, ledes, story structure
How to Use Attribution in a News Story
Attribution - How To Use Attribution in a News Story
J-school Students Must Prepare for Fast Pace...
J-school Students Must Prepare for Fast Pace and Heavy Workload of Pro Newsrooms
How You Can Watch Ebola News Coverage Without...
A look at ways of staying informed about disturbing stories like the Ebola outbreak without losing perspective
How to Do a News Interview
The Basics of Conducting Interviews for News Stories.
How Ignorant are Americans About Current Events?
A look at a survey that measured how much Americans know about recent events in the news
What Do You Need to Know About Libel and Libel...
A Look at What You Need to Know About 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.
Controversy at the Cable News Networks
Cable News Networks - News and Developments on the Cable News Networks - CNN, MSNBC and Fox News
How to Get Your Start in Sports Journalism
Getting Started in Sports Journalism
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.
Jon Stewart Blasts Sensationalism in the News...
Sensationalism, Journalism, the News Media and Jon Stewart - Is Sensationalism in the News Media Bad?
Guide to Writing a Short Game Story in Sports
Sports - Writing Game Stories - Sportswriting
How to Cover a Beat Effectively
Covering a News Beat - How to Cover a Beat Effectively
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
The Era of Free News Websites Is Ending
Web Content - The Era of Free News On the Web Is Ending
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?
What Makes Something Newsworthy?
What Makes Something Newsworthy?
Covering Speeches
Covering speeches, lectures and forums – any live event that basically involves people talking - might seem easy at first.
Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones...
Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones Who Succeed?
Website Profile: Politico.com
Politico - A Profile of Politico.com
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
Is Al Jazeera anti-Semitic and anti-American?
Al Jazeera - Is Al Jazeera anti-Semitic and anti-American?
Editing Exercise: Fire
Copy Editing - Editing Exercise - Fire
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
The First Amendment and Press Freedom
The First Amendment - Press Freedom - Reporter's Rights
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.
The Newswriting Format in a Nutshell
Newswriting,ledes,inverted pyramid - The Newswriting Format in a Nutshell
Want to Learn to Write News Stories? Just...
Journalism, Newswriting Format, Learning the Newswriting Format
Do Conservatives and Liberals Get Their News...
A look at a survey that examined where liberals and conservatives get their news
Writing Obituaries
Writing Obituaries - Obit Writing
Guide to Writing an Effective Headline
Headline Writing - Writing Great Headlines
Enterprise Reporting
Enterprise reporting goes beyond merely covering events. It explores the forces shaping those events.
Breaking News
Breaking News - Definition of Breaking News - Journalism Terms
How to Become a Sportswriter
Sports and Sportswriting - Everything You Need to Know to Become a Sportswriter
Car Crash
Newswriting Exercise - Car Crash - Newswriting Exercise
What are the Best Ways to Cover Meetings?
A look at ways to cover meetings as news stories
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.
Newswriting: Use Verbs & Adjectives Wisely
Using Verbs & Adjectives Wisely - Newswriting - Using Verbs & Adjectives
Finding and Developing Ideas for News Stories...
Story Ideas - Finding and Developing Ideas for News Stories and Articles
The Basics of Associated Press Style
Associated Press Style - The Basics of AP Style
Beat
Beat. Journalism.
Tabloid - Definition of a Tabloid
Tabloid - Definition of a Tabloid
Do You Need a Bachelor's Degree to be a...
Do you need a bachelor's degree to be a journalist?
10 Terms Every Journalist Should Know
Journalism Terms - 10 Terms Every Journalist Should Know
What is the Difference Between Public Relations...
What is the difference between public relations and journalism?
Writing Follow-up Stories
Writing Follow-up Stories. Journalism.
5 Jobs You Can Do in Journalism
Different Kinds of Journalism Jobs - Journalism Careers
Are Newspapers Dying or Thriving?
Dying Newspapers - Why Are Newspapers Disappearing?
Build an Impressive Clip Portfolio That Will...
Newspaper Clips - Create a Portfolio of Newspaper Clips to Get a Job
The 3 Best Places to Start Your Journalism Career
The Three Best Places to Start Your Journalism Career
Getting "Good" Quotes For News Stories
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Writing Court Stories
Writing Court Stories - Court Reporting - Court Stories
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.
Newswriting: Keep it Short And To The Point
Writing Tight - Newswriting - Writing Tight
Newspaper Layoffs Take Their Toll on Local...
Local Investigative Reporting - Staff Cutbacks at Newspapers and the Loss of Local Investigative Reporting
Mainbars and Sidebars - What's the Difference
Mainbars and Sidebars. Journalism.
Fifteen Newswriting Rules for Journalism Students
Fifteen Newswriting Rules for Journalism Students
Reporting On The Courts
Covering The Courts - Journalism - Court Reporting
Angle
Angle - The Definition of the Angle.
Editing Exercise: School Board Meeting
News Story Editing - Editing Exercise - School Board Meeting
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
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
Five Feature Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
Feature Stories - Five Feature Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
How to Avoid Burying the Lede of Your News Story
How to Avoid Burying the Lede of Your News Story
Developing Ideas For Follow-up Stories
Developing Ideas For Follow-up Stories
Soccer Game
Newswriting Exercise: Soccer Game
Blog Profile: Huffington Post
Huffington Post - A Profile of Huffington Post
Six Tips for Writing About Live Events
Newswriting, Journalism - Tips for Writing Live Events
Covering the Cops
covering the police beat. Journalism.
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?
Avoiding Plagiarism in Journalism
Avoiding Plagiarism in Journalism
Attribution
Attribution. Journalism.
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.
AP Style Quiz 2
AP Style Quiz - Associated Press Style Quiz
Writing Ledes - What To Put In And What To...
Writings Ledes - What To Put In And Leave Out - Writing Ledes
Six Tips For Covering Press Conferences
Covering Press Conferences - Newswriting - Press Conferences
Covering Different Kinds of Live Events
News coverage, journalism, reporting, covering events.
CEO Speech
CEO Speech - Newswriting Exercise
Top Five Tips for Journalism Students
Top Five Tips for Journalism Students
Libel
Libel - Definition of Libel - Journalism Terms
Writing About Accidents & Disasters
Writing About Disasters, newswriting
Covering Accidents & Disasters
Covering Disasters for news stories
What is Hyperlocal Journalism?
Hyperlocal Journalism - What is Hyperlocal Journalism?
FOX News, MSNBC and Journalistic Objectivity
FOX News, MSNBC and Objectivity - Objectivity in Cable News
Great News Web Widgets to Jazz Up Your Blog or...
Web Widgets - Great News Web Widgets to Jazz Up Your Blog or Website
Five Things That Are Lost When Newspapers Close
Closing Newspapers - print journalism - newspaper business
Find The Local Angle
Localizing News Stories - News Reporting - Localizing National News
Why Paywalls Are a Good Thing for Newspapers
Why Paywalls Are a Good Thing for Newspapers
Five Ideas for Enterprise Stories You Can Do in...
Enterprise Reporting - Five Ideas for Enterprise Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
Sidebar
Sidebar. Journalism.
Nut Graph
Nut Graph - Definition of Nut Graph - journalism terms
Newspapers Aren't Dead - Not Yet
How Long Will Newspapers Survive?
Editing Exercise: Drunk Driving Trial
Copy Editing - Editing Exercise - Drunk Driving Trial
Shooting Follow-up
Shooting Follow-up - Newswriting Exercise
Writing for the Web
Writing for the Web - Ways of Writing News Stories for the Web
Inverted Pyramid
Inverted Pyramid. Journalism.
Associated Press Style Quiz 1
AP Style Quiz - Associated Press Style Quiz
How Should You Write Single-Element and...
A look at how to go from writing simple, single-element ledes to writing more complex, multi-element ledes
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
Shooting
A Man is Shot Dead Outside a Bar
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.
Getting the Facts Right on Breaking News Stories
News Reporting and Newswriting - Getting the Facts Right on Breaking News Stories
Tired of Sensationalist News Coverage? There...
news coverage, sensationalism, jon stewart, cable news
School Board
Newswriting exercise, school board meeting
Tips For Writing Spot Feature Stories
Spot Features - Writing Spot-News Feature Stories
Why Don't Young People Read the News?
Author Mark Bauerlein Says Tools of the Digital Age Distract Young People From Reading the News
Plane Crash
Plane Crash - Newswriting Exercise
Five Reasons Why You Should Write For Your...
Five Reasons Why You Should Write For Your Student Newspaper
Broadsheet - Definition of Broadsheet
Broadsheet - Definition of Broadsheet
What is Web Journalism?
Web Journalism - News Websites - Web 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.
AP Style Quiz 3
AP Style Quiz - Associated Press Style Quiz
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?
Editorial
Editorial - Definition of Editorial
Can Bloggers Replace Professional Journalists?
Bloggers - journalists - can bloggers replace journalists
In the Newsroom, Writing Fast is as Important...
Newswriting - Writing Fast - How to Write News Stories Quickly
Byline
Byline. Journalism.
Are Newspapers Dying? Yes Or No?
Are Newspapers Dying? A Look at Whether Newspapers Are Dying
Should Journalists Be Objective or Tell the...
'Truth Vigilante' Remark by New York Times Public Editor Sparks Debate
Tips for Editing News Stories Quickly
Tips for Editing News Stories Quickly
Looking For a Global Perspective on the News?...
Looking For a Global Perspective on the News? Check Out BBC Radio.
To Write a Great Lede, Focus on What's...
To Write a Great Lede, Focus on What's Interesting
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.
Sunshine Laws
Sunshine Laws - Definition of Sunshine Laws
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