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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
What Is the Difference between Broadsheet...
Newspapers - Broadsheets vs. Tabloids - What are Broadsheets and Tabloids
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 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.
How to Write a Good Lede For a Feature Story
Writing Feature Ledes, How to Write a Feature Lede
Different Kinds of Sports Stories
Sports Stories - The Different Kinds of Sports Stories
Different Kinds of Stories You Can Write for...
Different Kinds of Stories You Can Write for Your Student Newspaper
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.
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.)
Editing Exercises
Copy Editing - Editing Exercises
What Is Citizen Journalism?
Citizen Journalism - What Is Citizen Journalism?
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
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 Do a News Interview
The Basics of Conducting Interviews for News Stories.
What Makes Something Newsworthy?
What Makes Something Newsworthy?
How to Get Your Start in Sports Journalism
Getting Started in Sports Journalism
Your Introduction to Libel Law
Libel Basics - The Basics of Libel and Libel Law
Guide to Writing a Short Game Story in Sports
Sports - Writing Game Stories - Sportswriting
Controversy at the Cable News Networks
Cable News Networks - News and Developments on the Cable News Networks - CNN, MSNBC and Fox News
How Ignorant are Americans About Current Events?
A look at a survey that measured how much Americans know about recent events in the news
The Era of Free News Websites Is Ending
Web Content - The Era of Free News On the Web Is Ending
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
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?
Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones...
Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones Who Succeed?
How to Cover a Beat Effectively
Covering a News Beat - How to Cover a Beat Effectively
Five Steps To Writing a Great Lede
How To Write a Great Lede, Newswriting, ledes
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
Five Tips for Producing Great News Features
news feature articles - five tips for producing great news feature articles
Editing Exercise: Fire
Copy Editing - Editing Exercise - Fire
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.
Are Newspapers Dying or Thriving?
Dying Newspapers - Why Are Newspapers Disappearing?
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.
Website Profile: Politico.com
Politico - A Profile of Politico.com
Writing Obituaries
Writing Obituaries - Obit Writing
Tips for Taking Good Notes
Taking Good Notes - Tips for Reporters on Taking Good Notes
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
Finding and Developing Ideas for News Stories...
Story Ideas - Finding and Developing Ideas for News Stories and Articles
How to Become a Sportswriter
Sports and Sportswriting - Everything You Need to Know to Become a Sportswriter
Breaking News
Breaking News - Definition of Breaking News - Journalism Terms
The First Amendment and Press Freedom
The First Amendment - Press Freedom - Reporter's Rights
Covering Speeches
Covering speeches, lectures and forums – any live event that basically involves people talking - might seem easy at first.
Is Al Jazeera anti-Semitic and anti-American?
Al Jazeera - Is Al Jazeera anti-Semitic and anti-American?
Car Crash
Newswriting Exercise - Car Crash - Newswriting Exercise
10 Terms Every Journalist Should Know
Journalism Terms - 10 Terms Every Journalist Should Know
The Structure of the State Court System
The Structure of the Courts - State and Federal Court System - Court Structure
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?
The Basics of Associated Press Style
Associated Press Style - The Basics of AP Style
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
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.
Do You Need a Bachelor's Degree to be a...
Do you need a bachelor's degree to be a journalist?
Newswriting: Use Verbs & Adjectives Wisely
Using Verbs & Adjectives Wisely - Newswriting - Using Verbs & Adjectives
Tabloid - Definition of a Tabloid
Tabloid - Definition of a Tabloid
Tips for Covering Meetings as News Stories
Covering Meetings - Tips for Covering Meetings as News Stories
The 3 Best Places to Start Your Journalism Career
The Three Best Places to Start Your Journalism Career
Writing Follow-up Stories
Writing Follow-up Stories. Journalism.
Enterprise Reporting
Enterprise reporting goes beyond merely covering events. It explores the forces shaping those events.
Writing Court Stories
Writing Court Stories - Court Reporting - Court Stories
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.
Getting "Good" Quotes For News Stories
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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
Reporting On The Courts
Covering The Courts - Journalism - Court Reporting
Writing Ledes - What To Put In And What To...
Writings Ledes - What To Put In And Leave Out - Writing Ledes
Website Profile: The Drudge Report
The Drudge Report - A Profile of the Drudge Report
Are Newspapers Dying? Yes Or No?
Are Newspapers Dying? A Look at Whether Newspapers Are Dying
Five Feature Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
Feature Stories - Five Feature Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
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
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
Tips for Producing Great Trend Stories
Trend Stories - Tips for Producing Great Trend Stories
Soccer Game
Newswriting Exercise: Soccer Game
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?
Shooting
A Man is Shot Dead Outside a Bar
Shooting Follow-up
Shooting Follow-up - Newswriting Exercise
Six Tips For Covering Press Conferences
Covering Press Conferences - Newswriting - Press Conferences
AP Style Quiz 2
AP Style Quiz - Associated Press Style Quiz
Mainbars and Sidebars - What's the Difference
Mainbars and Sidebars. Journalism.
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
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
Editing Exercise: School Board Meeting
News Story Editing - Editing Exercise - School Board Meeting
Avoid the Common Mistakes That Beginning...
Avoid the Common Mistakes That Beginning Reporters Make
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
Beat
Beat. 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
Newspapers Aren't Dead - Not Yet
How Long Will Newspapers Survive?
What is Hyperlocal Journalism?
Hyperlocal Journalism - What is Hyperlocal Journalism?
Top Five Tips for Journalism Students
Top Five Tips for Journalism Students
Writing About Accidents & Disasters
Writing About Disasters, newswriting
You Want to Get a Job in Journalism? Read the...
You Want to Get a Job in Journalism? Read the News
Angle
Angle - The Definition of the Angle.
Avoiding Plagiarism in Journalism
Avoiding Plagiarism in Journalism
Developing Ideas For Follow-up Stories
Developing Ideas For Follow-up Stories
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
Attribution
Attribution. Journalism.
Covering the Cops
covering the police beat. Journalism.
FOX News, MSNBC and Journalistic Objectivity
FOX News, MSNBC and Objectivity - Objectivity in Cable News
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
Choosing The Right Journalism School
Journalism Schools - Choosing the Right Journalism School
Blog Profile: Huffington Post
Huffington Post - A Profile of Huffington Post
Bizarre Charlie Sheen Interviews Raise Ethical...
Charlie Sheen and Bizarre News Interviews - Should a Journalist Ever Refuse to Interview Someone?
Five Things That Are Lost When Newspapers Close
Closing Newspapers - print journalism - newspaper business
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.
Associated Press Style Quiz 1
AP Style Quiz - Associated Press Style Quiz
Should You Pursue a Career in Journalism?
Wondering whether to pursue a career in journalism? Here's the question you must ask yourself.
Thorough Reporting
Thorough Reporting, journalism, news reporting
Covering Different Kinds of Live Events
News coverage, journalism, reporting, covering events.
Plane Crash
Plane Crash - Newswriting Exercise
Why Paywalls Are a Good Thing for Newspapers
Why Paywalls Are a Good Thing for Newspapers
Five Reasons Why You Should Write For Your...
Five Reasons Why You Should Write For Your Student Newspaper
Interviewing: Notebooks vs. Recorders
Interviewing: Notebooks vs. Recorders
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.
CEO Speech
CEO Speech - Newswriting Exercise
School Board
Newswriting exercise, school board meeting
Shooting Follow-up 2
Newswriting exercise, shooting follow-up
Editing Exercise: Drunk Driving Trial
Copy Editing - Editing Exercise - Drunk Driving Trial
Great News Web Widgets to Jazz Up Your Blog or...
Web Widgets - Great News Web Widgets to Jazz Up Your Blog or Website
Working At The Associated Press
Journalism Careers Associated Press
The Top 10 Sports Cliches To Avoid (At All Costs)
The Top 10 Sports Cliches To Avoid (At All Costs)
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
Covering Accidents & Disasters
Covering Disasters for news stories
Nut Graph
Nut Graph - Definition of Nut Graph - journalism terms
Five Ideas for Enterprise Stories You Can Do in...
Enterprise Reporting - Five Ideas for Enterprise Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
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.
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
More Reporters Are Creating Their Own Websites
Journalist Websites - How Journalists Are Creating Their Own Websites
Sidebar
Sidebar. Journalism.
Writing for the Web
Writing for the Web - Ways of Writing News Stories for the Web
Working Journalist: Timothy J. Carroll
Covering the community beat at a paper in New Jersey.
Tips for Learning AP Style
Associated Press Style - Tips for Learning AP Style
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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