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Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones...
Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones Who Succeed?
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.
Learning Basic AP Style
The Basics of Associated Press Style
How to Get Your Start in Sports Journalism
Getting Started in Sports Journalism
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
The Newswriting Format in a Nutshell
Newswriting,ledes,inverted pyramid - The Newswriting Format in a Nutshell
This is How You Write a Great Lede For a...
A Look at How You Can Write Terrific Ledes for Feature Stories
8 Ways You Can Tell if a Website is Trustworthy
Reliable Websites - How to Tell if a Website is Reliable
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.)
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.
Different Kinds of Sports Stories
Sports Stories - The Different Kinds of Sports Stories
Six Tips To Improve Your Newswriting
newswriting, ledes, story structure
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.
How to Write the Most Important Sentence of a...
A look at how to write a lede, the most important of any news story
How to Write Copy for News Broadcasts
How to Write Broadcast News Copy
Want to Learn to Write News Stories? Just...
Journalism, Newswriting Format, Learning the Newswriting Format
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
Breaking News
Breaking News - Definition of Breaking News - Journalism Terms
How to Do a News Interview
The Basics of Conducting Interviews for News Stories.
What Are the Most-Censored Countries on Earth?...
A Look at a Journalism Group That Has Compiled a List of the 10 Most-Censored Countries on Earth
So What Exactly is Citizen Journalism?
A look at what exactly is meant by citizen journalism
Five Tips for Producing Great News Features
news feature articles - five tips for producing great news feature articles
How to Use Attribution in a News Story
Attribution - How To Use Attribution in a News Story
Five Steps To Writing a Great Lede
How To Write a Great Lede, Newswriting, ledes
How Can You Use Short Sentences to Add Drama to...
A look at how feature writers can use short sentences and paragraphs to add drama to their articles
BBC Admits Error in Claiming Race Played Role...
BBC Admits Error in Claiming Race Played Role in Cleveland Kidnappings Coverage
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.
Jon Stewart Blasts Sensationalism in the News...
Sensationalism, Journalism, the News Media and Jon Stewart - Is Sensationalism in the News Media Bad?
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.
What Do You Need to Know About Libel and Libel...
A Look at What You Need to Know About Libel and Libel Law
Guide to Writing a Short Game Story in Sports
Sports - Writing Game Stories - Sportswriting
Want to Write Great Headlines? Here are Some...
A look at how editors write compelling headlines for newspapers and news websites
Fifteen Newswriting Rules for Journalism Students
Fifteen Newswriting Rules for Journalism Students
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.
Writing Obituaries
Writing Obituaries - Obit Writing
How to Become a Sportswriter
Sports and Sportswriting - Everything You Need to Know to Become a Sportswriter
What Makes Something Newsworthy?
What Makes Something Newsworthy?
Car Crash
Newswriting Exercise - Car Crash - Newswriting Exercise
Editing Exercise: Fire
Copy Editing - Editing Exercise - Fire
Website Profile: The Drudge Report
The Drudge Report - A Profile of the Drudge Report
Reporting On The Courts
Covering The Courts - Journalism - Court Reporting
Getting "Good" Quotes For News Stories
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How to Cover a Beat Effectively
Covering a News Beat - How to Cover a Beat Effectively
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.
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.
Soccer Game
Newswriting Exercise: Soccer Game
The Basics of Associated Press Style
Associated Press Style - The Basics of AP Style
You Need to Know These Terms if You Want to...
A look at terms commonly used in newsrooms across the country
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?
The Structure of the State Court System
The Structure of the Courts - State and Federal Court System - Court Structure
Free and Easy-to-Use Video Editing Software...
Video Editing Software - Free and Easy to Use Video Editing Software Programs
The 3 Best Places to Start Your Journalism Career
The Three Best Places to Start Your Journalism Career
Here's How to Create a Portfolio of News Clips...
A look at how you can create a portfolio of newspaper clips to help you get a job
Five Feature Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
Feature Stories - Five Feature Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
Different Kinds of Stories You Can Write for...
Different Kinds of Stories You Can Write for Your Student Newspaper
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.
Enterprise Reporting
Enterprise reporting goes beyond merely covering events. It explores the forces shaping those events.
FOX News, MSNBC and Journalistic Objectivity
FOX News, MSNBC and Objectivity - Objectivity in Cable News
Do You Need a Bachelor's Degree to be a...
Do you need a bachelor's degree to be a journalist?
Newswriting: Keep it Short And To The Point
Writing Tight - Newswriting - Writing Tight
Want to Write Creative Feature Stories On a...
A look at how professional reporters write creative feature stories on tight, breaking-news deadlines
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: Use Verbs & Adjectives Wisely
Using Verbs & Adjectives Wisely - Newswriting - Using Verbs & Adjectives
5 Jobs You Can Do in Journalism
Different Kinds of Journalism Jobs - Journalism Careers
Thorough Reporting
Thorough Reporting, journalism, news reporting
Is Al Jazeera anti-Semitic and anti-American?
Al Jazeera - Is Al Jazeera anti-Semitic and anti-American?
Tips for Taking Good Notes
Taking Good Notes - Tips for Reporters on Taking Good Notes
Finding and Developing Ideas for News Stories...
Story Ideas - Finding and Developing Ideas for News Stories and Articles
What Should You Do To Get a Great Journalism...
A look at what journalism students should do in order to get great training in the field
What is the Difference Between Public Relations...
What is the difference between public relations and 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
Five Tips for Writing News Ledes That are Not...
Five Tips for Writing News Ledes That are Not too Long, Not too Short
Writing About Accidents & Disasters
Writing About Disasters, newswriting
Writing Ledes - What To Put In And What To...
Writings Ledes - What To Put In And Leave Out - Writing Ledes
Top Five Tips for Journalism Students
Top Five Tips for Journalism Students
Angle
Angle - The Definition of the Angle.
Inverted Pyramid
Inverted Pyramid. Journalism.
Here's How You Can Write Great Follow-up News...
A Look at How Reporters Can Write Great Follow-up News Stories
The First Amendment and Press Freedom
The First Amendment - Press Freedom - Reporter's Rights
How to Avoid Burying the Lede of Your News Story
How to Avoid Burying the Lede of Your News Story
When is it Okay for Reporters to go Undercover?
A look at the ethical debate surrounding when reporters can work undercover
Plane Crash
Plane Crash - Newswriting Exercise
Tips for Learning AP Style
Associated Press Style - Tips for Learning AP Style
Covering the Cops
covering the police beat. Journalism.
Does Anyone Really Care Whether CNN Covers...
Does Anyone Really Care Whether CNN Covers World News Anymore?
Writing for the Web
Writing for the Web - Ways of Writing News Stories for the Web
What are the Best Ways to Cover Meetings?
A look at ways to cover meetings as news stories
Here's How to Pen a Cover Letter That Will Help...
A look at how to write a cover letter for a journalism job application
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.
'Free' Online News Doesn't Fall Out of the Sky
A look at how free online news creates the illusion that news costs nothing to gather
I Really Like Jon Stewart, but Here's What...
I Really Like Jon Stewart, but Here's What Bothers me About him
Covering Speeches
Covering speeches, lectures and forums – any live event that basically involves people talking - might seem easy at first.
Six Tips For Covering Press Conferences
Covering Press Conferences - Newswriting - Press Conferences
Writing Court Stories
Writing Court Stories - Court Reporting - Court Stories
Six Tips for Writing About Live Events
Newswriting, Journalism - Tips for Writing Live Events
Are Newspapers Dying or Thriving?
Dying Newspapers - Why Are Newspapers Disappearing?
What is Hyperlocal Journalism?
Hyperlocal Journalism - What is Hyperlocal Journalism?
Covering Accidents & Disasters
Covering Disasters for news stories
Shooting
A Man is Shot Dead Outside a Bar
Mainbars and Sidebars - What's the Difference
Mainbars and Sidebars. Journalism.
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?
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.
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
Tabloid - Definition of a Tabloid
Tabloid - Definition of a Tabloid
School Board
Newswriting exercise, school board meeting
Tired of Sensationalist News Coverage? There...
news coverage, sensationalism, jon stewart, cable news
Why is it So Important to be Able to Write...
Why is it So Important to be Able to Write Feature Stories?
Beat
Beat. Journalism.
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.
How Can You Choose the Journalism School That's...
A look at how students can choose the journalism school that's best for them
CEO Speech
CEO Speech - Newswriting Exercise
Tips for Editing News Stories Quickly
Tips for Editing News Stories Quickly
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
Editorial
Editorial - Definition of Editorial
Associated Press Style Quiz 1
AP Style Quiz - Associated Press Style Quiz
Some Good News if You're Thinking About a...
Some Good News if You're Thinking About a Career in Journalism
Here's a Newswriting Exercise Involving a...
A Newswriting Exercise Involving a Shooting
Feature Stories: What You Should Use, and What...
Feature Stories - What to Use and What to Leave Out From Feature Stories
Working At The Associated Press
Journalism Careers Associated Press
Five Things That Are Lost When Newspapers Close
Closing Newspapers - print journalism - newspaper business
Here's How to Avoid Having Cliched Quotes in...
Examples of how sportswriters can avoid having cliched sports quotes in their stories
Here is a Newswriting Exercise About a...
A Newswriting Exercise About a Cigarette In a Bed Starting a Fire
Tips for Producing Great Trend Stories
Trend Stories - Tips for Producing Great Trend Stories
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?
Controversy at the Cable News Networks
Cable News Networks - News and Developments on the Cable News Networks - CNN, MSNBC and Fox News
To Make it in Journalism, Students Must Develop...
To Make it in Journalism, Students Must Develop a Nose for News
"Top Gear" Hosts Started Out as Local...
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Avoiding Plagiarism in Journalism
Avoiding Plagiarism in Journalism
Deadline
Deadline - Definition of Deadline - Journalism Terms
Covering Different Kinds of Live Events
News coverage, journalism, reporting, covering events.
The White House vs. Fox News
The White House vs. Fox News - The White House Criticism of Fox News
Working at Mid-Sized Daily Newspapers
Mid-Sized Daily Newspapers - Working at Daily Papers
Editing Exercise: Crazed Attacker
Copy Editing - Editing Exercise - Crazed Attacker
Avoid the Common Mistakes That Beginning...
Avoid the Common Mistakes That Beginning Reporters Make
Associated Press Style & AP Quizzes
Associated Press Style & AP Quizzes
Thinking About Why We Still Need Newspapers
Thinking About Why Newspapers are Still Important
Blog Profile: Huffington Post
Huffington Post - A Profile of Huffington Post
What is Web Journalism?
Web Journalism - News Websites - Web Journalism
Editing Exercise: School Board Meeting
News Story Editing - Editing Exercise - School Board Meeting
Interviewing: Notebooks vs. Recorders
Interviewing: Notebooks vs. Recorders
When Looking for Your First Journalism Job, Be...
What recent journalism school graduates should know when they hunt for their first job
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