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Learning Basic AP Style
The Basics of Associated Press Style
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.
What Are the Different Kinds of Feature Stories?
Feature Stories - Different Kinds of Feature Stories
What Are the Best Paying Jobs in Journalism?
Journalism Salaries - Salaries in Journalism Jobs
8 Ways You Can Tell if a Website is Trustworthy
Reliable Websites - How to Tell if a Website is Reliable
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
This is How You Write a Great Lede For a...
A Look at How You Can Write Terrific Ledes for Feature 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.
10 Steps for Producing the Perfect News Story
Building The Perfect News Story
Six Tips To Improve Your Newswriting
newswriting, ledes, story structure
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 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
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
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.
So What Exactly is Citizen Journalism?
A look at what exactly is meant by citizen journalism
Want to Learn to Write News Stories? Just...
Journalism, Newswriting Format, Learning the Newswriting Format
Should You Get a Journalism Degree?
Should You Get a Journalism Degree? The Pros and Cons of Majoring in Journalism
How to Use Attribution in a News Story
Attribution - How To Use Attribution in a News Story
BBC Admits Error in Claiming Race Played Role...
BBC Admits Error in Claiming Race Played Role in Cleveland Kidnappings Coverage
Editing Exercises
Copy Editing - Editing Exercises
Want to Write Great Headlines? Here are Some...
A look at how editors write compelling headlines for newspapers and news websites
What is the Difference Between Public Relations...
What is the difference between public relations and journalism?
Five Tips for Producing Great News Features
news feature articles - five tips for producing great news feature articles
How to Do a News Interview
The Basics of Conducting Interviews for News Stories.
Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones...
Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones Who Succeed?
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.
Breaking News
Breaking News - Definition of Breaking News - Journalism Terms
The Newswriting Format in a Nutshell
Newswriting,ledes,inverted pyramid - The Newswriting Format in a Nutshell
What Do You Need to Know About Libel and Libel...
A Look at What You Need to Know About Libel and Libel Law
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
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?
You Need to Know These Terms if You Want to...
A look at terms commonly used in newsrooms across the country
Five Steps To Writing a Great Lede
How To Write a Great Lede, Newswriting, ledes
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?
Writing Obituaries
Writing Obituaries - Obit Writing
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.
Enterprise Reporting
Enterprise reporting goes beyond merely covering events. It explores the forces shaping those events.
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.
Fifteen Newswriting Rules for Journalism Students
Fifteen Newswriting Rules for Journalism Students
Car Crash
Newswriting Exercise - Car Crash - Newswriting Exercise
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
Different Kinds of Stories You Can Write for...
Different Kinds of Stories You Can Write for Your Student Newspaper
Editing Exercise: Fire
Copy Editing - Editing Exercise - Fire
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
Here's How You Can Write Great Follow-up News...
A Look at How Reporters Can Write Great Follow-up News Stories
The 3 Best Places to Start Your Journalism Career
The Three Best Places to Start Your Journalism Career
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.
How to Become a Sportswriter
Sports and Sportswriting - Everything You Need to Know to Become a Sportswriter
Tips for Taking Good Notes
Taking Good Notes - Tips for Reporters on Taking Good Notes
Want to Get a Great Journalism Education? Do...
Want to Get a Great Journalism Education? Do the obvious.
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
How to Cover a Beat Effectively
Covering a News Beat - How to Cover a Beat Effectively
What is Hyperlocal Journalism?
Hyperlocal Journalism - What is Hyperlocal Journalism?
Five Feature Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
Feature Stories - Five Feature Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
Is Al Jazeera anti-Semitic and anti-American?
Al Jazeera - Is Al Jazeera anti-Semitic and anti-American?
How to Avoid Burying the Lede of Your News Story
How to Avoid Burying the Lede of Your News Story
Does Anyone Really Care Whether CNN Covers...
Does Anyone Really Care Whether CNN Covers World News Anymore?
The Basics of Associated Press Style
Associated Press Style - The Basics of AP Style
Getting "Good" Quotes For News Stories
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Writing for the Web
Writing for the Web - Ways of Writing News Stories for the Web
5 Jobs You Can Do in Journalism
Different Kinds of Journalism Jobs - Journalism Careers
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.
Finding and Developing Ideas for News Stories...
Story Ideas - Finding and Developing Ideas for News Stories and Articles
Avoid the Common Mistakes That Beginning...
Avoid the Common Mistakes That Beginning Reporters Make
The First Amendment and Press Freedom
The First Amendment - Press Freedom - Reporter's Rights
Free and Easy-to-Use Video Editing Software...
Video Editing Software - Free and Easy to Use Video Editing Software Programs
Reporting On The Courts
Covering The Courts - Journalism - Court Reporting
Why Paywalls Are a Good Thing for Newspapers
Why Paywalls Are a Good Thing for Newspapers
Writing Court Stories
Writing Court Stories - Court Reporting - Court Stories
Feature Stories: What You Should Use, and What...
Feature Stories - What to Use and What to Leave Out From Feature 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.
Covering the Cops
covering the police beat. Journalism.
Thorough Reporting
Thorough Reporting, journalism, news reporting
Angle
Angle - The Definition of the Angle.
How Can Reporters Avoid Conflicts of Interest?
A look at how reporters can avoid conflicts of interest that might influence how they cover stories
Newswriting: Use Verbs & Adjectives Wisely
Using Verbs & Adjectives Wisely - Newswriting - Using Verbs & Adjectives
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.
Six Tips for Writing About Live Events
Newswriting, Journalism - Tips for Writing Live Events
What are the Best Ways to Cover Meetings?
A look at ways to cover meetings as news stories
Are Newspapers Dying or Thriving?
Dying Newspapers - Why Are Newspapers Disappearing?
Mainbars and Sidebars - What's the Difference
Mainbars and Sidebars. 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.
Six Tips For Covering Press Conferences
Covering Press Conferences - Newswriting - Press Conferences
Top Five Tips for Journalism Students
Top Five Tips for Journalism Students
In the Newsroom, Writing Fast is as Important...
Newswriting - Writing Fast - How to Write News Stories Quickly
Working At The Associated Press
Journalism Careers Associated Press
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?
Tabloid - Definition of a Tabloid
Tabloid - Definition of a Tabloid
FOX News, MSNBC and Journalistic Objectivity
FOX News, MSNBC and Objectivity - Objectivity in Cable News
Soccer Game
Newswriting Exercise: Soccer Game
The Structure of the State Court System
The Structure of the Courts - State and Federal Court System - Court Structure
Website Profile: The Drudge Report
The Drudge Report - A Profile of the Drudge Report
Great News Web Widgets to Jazz Up Your Blog or...
Web Widgets - Great News Web Widgets to Jazz Up Your Blog or Website
Are Newspapers Dying? Yes Or No?
Are Newspapers Dying? A Look at Whether Newspapers Are Dying
You Want to Get a Job in Journalism? Read the...
You Want to Get a Job in Journalism? Read the News
Tips For Writing Spot Feature Stories
Spot Features - Writing Spot-News Feature Stories
Tips for Editing News Stories Quickly
Tips for Editing News Stories Quickly
Writing Ledes - What To Put In And What To...
Writings Ledes - What To Put In And Leave Out - Writing Ledes
Tips for Learning AP Style
Associated Press Style - Tips for Learning AP Style
Covering Speeches
Covering speeches, lectures and forums – any live event that basically involves people talking - might seem easy at first.
Tips for Producing Great Trend Stories
Trend Stories - Tips for Producing Great Trend Stories
Interviewing: Notebooks vs. Recorders
Interviewing: Notebooks vs. Recorders
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
Use Subject-Verb-Object in Your Writing
Subject-Verb-Object. Journalism.
How Can You Choose the Journalism School That's...
A look at how students can choose the journalism school that's best for them
Should Journalists Be Objective or Tell the...
'Truth Vigilante' Remark by New York Times Public Editor Sparks Debate
Editing Exercise: School Board Meeting
News Story Editing - Editing Exercise - School Board Meeting
Inverted Pyramid
Inverted Pyramid. Journalism.
Beat
Beat. Journalism.
Writing About Accidents & Disasters
Writing About Disasters, newswriting
I Really Like Jon Stewart, but Here's What...
I Really Like Jon Stewart, but Here's What Bothers me About him
Deadline
Deadline - Definition of Deadline - Journalism Terms
Why is it So Important to be Able to Write...
Why is it So Important to be Able to Write Feature Stories?
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
School Board
Newswriting exercise, school board meeting
The White House vs. Fox News
The White House vs. Fox News - The White House Criticism of Fox News
Covering Accidents & Disasters
Covering Disasters for news 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
Editorial
Editorial - Definition of Editorial
Shooting
A Man is Shot Dead Outside a Bar
Avoiding Plagiarism in Journalism
Avoiding Plagiarism 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
Attribution
Attribution. Journalism.
Five Things That Are Lost When Newspapers Close
Closing Newspapers - print journalism - newspaper business
Tired of Sensationalist News Coverage? There...
news coverage, sensationalism, jon stewart, cable news
Thinking About Why We Still Need Newspapers
Thinking About Why Newspapers are Still Important
Five Ideas for Enterprise Stories You Can Do in...
Enterprise Reporting - Five Ideas for Enterprise Stories You Can Do in Your Hometown
Reporters Get the Human Stories from Victims of...
Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami, Journalism, Newswriting - Getting the Human Stories from the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami
Can You Learn to be a Journalist From a...
Can You Learn to be a Journalist From an Online Learning Course?
How You Can Use Blogger to Create An Online...
Online Clip Portfolio - Use Blogger to Create An Online Clip Portfolio
Libel
Libel - Definition of Libel - Journalism Terms
Six Steps to Creating an Online Article Portfolio
Online Article Portfolio - Create an Online Article or Clip Portfolio
Associated Press Style Quiz 1
AP Style Quiz - Associated Press Style Quiz
Covering Different Kinds of Live Events
News coverage, journalism, reporting, covering events.
Long, Complex Words vs. Shorter, Simpler Ones
Long, Complex Words vs. Shorter, Simpler Ones
CEO Speech
CEO Speech - Newswriting Exercise
Controversy at the Cable News Networks
Cable News Networks - News and Developments on the Cable News Networks - CNN, MSNBC and Fox 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.
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
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
Get the Human Element Into the Lede of Your...
Get the Human Element Into the Lede of Your Feature Story
Newspapers Aren't Dead - Not Yet
How Long Will Newspapers Survive?
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