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Editing and AP Style
Editing - Information about news story editing and Associated Press Style

7 Copy Editing Exercises
Test your skills at these seven news writing exercises. Edit the following stories for grammar, punctuation, AP style, spelling and content.

Newswriting
Here's where you learn to write news stories using the inverted pyramid, the five Ws and the H and Associated Press style. You'll learn to construct a good lede and to write quickly on tight deadlines. You'll also learn about the differences between writing for newspapers, TV, radio and the web.

Tips for Writing 5 Types of Sports Stories
Learn tips for writing five different kinds of sports stories: profiles, columns, straight-lede and feature lede game stories and season previews.

Want to Learn How to Write a News Story?
Learn the basics of writing a news story, from composing a lede, to incorporating the 5Ws and the H into the story. Also learn tips for writing tight.

5 Tips for Producing Great News Feature Articles
News features focus on a hard news topic and combine a feature writing style with news reporting. Here are five tips for producing news features.

Journalism Trends
Here you can read about the latest trends and developments in print, broadcast & online journalism.

Ethics & Professionalism
Here you'll learn about objectivity and fairness, libel law and the First Amendment, and how to avoid plagiarism and copyright violations.

Feature Writing
Feature Writing. Journalism.

Is Sensationalism in the News Media Bad?
Sensationalism, journalism, the news media and Jon Stewart. Is sensationalism in the news media bad? A look at why sensationalism is part of journalism.

What Is "Breaking News" in Journalism?
Breaking news refers to events currently developing, or

What is a Story Angle?
The angle is the point or theme of a news or feature story. The angle is most often found in the lede of the story. Examples: local or national angles.

Reporting - Interviewing - Journalism
Here's where you learn to find stories, dig for information, interview sources, take notes and cover specific beats such as cops, court and city council.

Enterprise Reporting and News Stories
Enterprise reporting goes beyond covering events. It's all about the stories a reporter digs up on his or her own, what many people call “scoops.

What Does the First Amendment Mean to The Press?
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the freedom of the press, which means the news media are not subject to government censorship.

The Difference Between Public Relations and Journalism
While journalism presents both sides of a story, public relations tries to persuade the reader to think a certain way, and often has a positive spin.

Citizen Journalism - News Reporting - Citizen Journalism
Want to break into the brave new world of citizen journalism? Here's where you can learn how to get your news reports online using blogs, web sites and streaming video.

What Is Citizen Journalism?
Citizen journalism is when private individuals report information, which can be anything from a podcast or video, to a blog post with text and pictures.

Which is Better for Doing Interviews - Notebooks or Recorders?
A Look at Which is Better for Doing Interviews - Notebooks or Recorders

Journalism Careers - Journalism Jobs - Careers in Journalism
So you want to break into the news business? Here you can see what's it's like to work at different news organizations, learn how to put together an application that will get results, and check job websites for the latest openings.

Journalist Salary - Reporters and Editors
What can you expect to make in a career in journalism? Find out a journalist's salary from reporters, copy editors, and broadcast journalists.

News Writing Exercises to Test Your Skills
Looking for a way to hone your newswriting skills? Try these news writing exercises. Each exercise presents a scenario and a set of facts.

What's the Difference Between Broadsheets and Tabloids?
A look at the differences between broadsheets, the most common newspaper format associated with upscale readership, and tabloid newspapers.

Tips for Broadcast News Writing
The idea behind newswriting is pretty simple: Keep it short and to the point, especially on television. Get your tips for broadcast news writing.

Some Good Advice for Journalism Students: Start Your Reporting ASAP
At the start of every semester, I tell my journalism students two things: get started on your reporting early, because it always takes more time than you think it will. Learn why.

Blog


The News About Press Freedom Worldwide Isn't Good
A look at a new report detailing the state of press freedom around the world.

College Journalism
How do you choose the journalism school that's right for you? What do you need to land a summer internship? Here you'll learn everything you want - and need - to know about the world of college journalism.

Teacher's Corner
Resources and articles for journalism teachers and student newspaper advisers.

The Definition of an Anonymous Source
A look at what is meant by an anonymous source

Building an Impressive Journalism Clip Portfolio
A look at how you can create a portfolio of newspaper clips to help you get a job

Tips for Producing Trend Stories that will Grab Readers
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 Plagiarism in Journalism
A look at how reporters can take steps to avoid plagiarizing the work of other journalists

What You Need to Know About Objectivity & Fairness
What is objectivity, and what does it mean to be fair and balanced?

Why You Should Avoid Checkbook Journalism
A look at how reporters and news outlets can avoid checkbook journalism

The Secret to Writing Great Headlines for News Stories
A look at how editors write compelling headlines for newspapers and news websites

Find a Local Angle on National News Stories
Localizing News Stories - News Reporting - Localizing National News

The Three Best Places to Start Your Journalism Career
A look at the three best places to start your journalism career

Five Key Components of Feature Stories
A look at the five components necessary for any feature story

What Do We Mean by a Feature Story?
A look at what exactly constitutes a feature story, and how features are different from hard news

Students Who Don't Understand the Need for Hard Work
A journalism professor wonders about the students who all-but drop out of his classes

The Different Kinds of Feature Stories
A Look at the Different Kinds of Feature Stories That Reporters Write

How to Cover a Beat in Journalism
A Look at How to Cover a News Beat Effectively if You Are a Reporter

How to Write a Short Game Story in Sports
A look at how to write a short game story in sportswriting

How to Structure News Stories With the Inverted Pyramid
A Look at How to Structure News Stories Using the Inverted Pyramid Format

Sports Journalism, Sports Writing, Sports Reporting
Want to be a sports writer? Here you'll learn everything you need to know.

What You Need to Know About Libel and Libel Law
A Look at What You Need to Know About Libel and Libel Law

The Basics of Associated Press Style
A look at the basics of Associated Press style

Web Journalism - News About Journalism Websites and Blogs
Web Journalism - News About Online News Websites and Blogs

The Pros and Cons of Majoring in Journalism
The Pros and Cons of Majoring in Journalism

Eight Ways to Tell if a Website Is Reliable
A look at ways journalists can determine if a website is reliable

There Are Jobs Out There for Journalism School Grads
A look at the job market for graduates of journalism schools across the country

Survey: College Students Sometimes Favor Curbing Press
A look at a survey that shows college students support blocking news media access to campuses in some cases

What to Use and What to Leave Out From Feature Stories
A look at what to use and what to leave out when writing feature stories

Reporter Jailed in Iran and Photojournalism Student to Receive Honors
A look at the honors being given to photojournalism student Tim Tai and jailed Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian

About Journalism: Careers, Advice and Media Criticism
Learn how to write a news story or where to find news jobs. About Journalism is also a resource for news media watchdogs and critics.

Print Journalism in Peril - Newspapers and Print Journalism in Peril
Print Journalism in Peril - Newspapers and Print Journalism in Peril

Journalists - Profiles - Profiles of Journalists
Journalists - Profiles - Profiles of Journalists

The News in Pictures
Here you'll find pictures from some of the world's greatest photojournalists taken at some of the biggest news stories of our time.

Citizen Journalism Worldwide - Citizen Journalism Around the World
Citizen Journalism Worldwide - Citizen Journalism Around the World

Citizen Journalist Profiles - Profiles of Citizen Journalists
Citizen Journalist Profiles - Profiles of Citizen Journalists

Journalism Terms - Glossary of Journalism Terms
Journalism Terms - Glossary of Journalism Terms

Tech Training, Journalism - Technical Skills That Journalists Should Know
Tech Training, Journalism - Technical Skills That Journalists Should Know

Getting Personal - Columns With a Personal Point of View on Journalism, the News Business and Life in General
Getting Personal - Columns With a Personal Point of View on Journalism, the News Business and Life in General

To Make it in Journalism, Students Must Have a News Sense
To Make it in Journalism, Students Must Develop a Nose for News

What Happens When Journalism is Overrun by PR?
When Journalism is Overrun by Public Relations, Democracy Takes a Hit

It's a Mistake for College Newspapers to Stop Printing
It's a Mistake for College Newspapers to Stop Printing and go Online-Only

Which Kinds of Journalism Students are Successful?
A Look at Which Kinds of Journalism Students are the Ones Who are Successful

Where Are All the Jobs in Journalism? Newspapers.
A look at the fact that most journalism jobs are still in newspapers

Remembering Christopher Hitchens, a Fearless Advocate & Original Thinker
Some thoughts about the writer Christopher Hitchens and his fearlessness in smashing ideological barriers

Thinking About How Long Newspapers Will Survive
A look at how long newspapers will survive, and what might happen if they disappear

Get Journalism Work Experience Over the Summer
Here's how journalism students can get journalism work experience and clips over the Summer

To Find a Journalism Job, Be Willing to Move Around
A look at why recent college graduates seeking journalism jobs must be willing to start small and move around

Here's How to Use Attribution to Avoid Plagiarism in Your News Stories
A look at how journalism students can properly use attribution in order to avoid plagiarism

To Get Good Quotes, You May Have to Interview A lot of People
A look how how much hard work is involved in interviewing people to get good quotes for news stories

Good Reporters Are Willing to Cover Any Story, Boring or Exciting
A look at why aspiring journalists should be willing to cover any story the can in order to get the work experience

What is the Inverted Pyramid Newswriting Format?
A look at what exactly is meant by the inverted pyramid format used in newswriting

A Look at What Different Kinds of 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 Editors Do - Newspaper Editing - Editor Jobs
Editing Structure, newspaper editing, editing jobs

What Editors Do - Newspaper Editing - Editor Jobs
What Editors Do - Newspaper Editing - Editor Jobs

College Newspapers Can Get the Local Angle on Stories Beyond the Campus
A look at ways college newspapers can find local angles on stories that occur outside of campus

The Definition of a Beat - What Does it Mean When Reporters Cover Beats?
A look at what it means when reporters cover a

The Definition of a Delayed Lede - How Feature Writers Use Delayed Ledes
A look at the definition of delayed lede, and how writers use them in feature stories

The Definition of Libel - What Makes Something Libelous?
A definition of libel as it's used in news reporting

Why Do Reporters Do Interviews? To Find the Stories That Affect People.
A look at why it's important for reporters to do interviews with real people

Here Are the Best Ways to Cover Different Kinds of Live News Events
A look at the best ways to cover a variety of live news events

Here's How You Can Find Lots of Stories to Cover in Your Hometown
A look at places in your local community where you can find newsworthy events to cover

Six Tips For Writing News Stories That Will Grab a Reader's Attention
A look at six tips for writing news stories that will grab a reader's attention

Faculty Advisers Often Face the Ax for Not Censoring High School Papers
Student Newspaper Advisers Increasingly Face the Ax for Not Censoring High School Newspapers and Yearbooks

Professor Who Called in 'Muscle' on Student Journalist Cops Plea Deal
Professor Who Called in 'Muscle' on Student Journo Now Faces an Assault Charge

Writing Ledes for Feature Stories in Journalism
A Look at How You Can Write Terrific Ledes for Feature Stories

How to Get High School Students Excited About Journalism
A Look at How to Get High School Students Excited About Journalism

Here Are 15 Newswriting Rules for Journalism Students
A Look at Fifteen Helpful Newswriting Rules for Journalism Students

What Makes Certain Events More Newsworthy Than Others?
A Look at What Makes Certain Events More Newsworthy Than Others, and How Journalists Gauge Newsworthiness

A Profile of Photographer Zana Briski, Director of Born Into Brothels
A Profile of Photographer Zana Briski, Director of Born Into Brothels

Why Should Everything on the Internet be Free?
Why Should Everything on the Internet be Free?

Why Does Campaign Coverage Still Focus on the Horse Race?
Why Does Campaign Coverage Still Focus on the Horse Race?

How Journalists Use Facebook to Find Sources and Promote Stories
A Look at How Journalists Use Facebook to Find Sources and Promote Stories

Hyperlocal Journalism Definition and Impact
Hyperlocal Journalism - What is Hyperlocal Journalism?

Groups Praise Rezaian's Release, But Say Many Journos Still Behind Bars
A look at the release of journalist Jason Rezaian, who was held in an Iranian prison for 18 months

Al Jazeera America Never Gained Traction in Crowded Cable News Market
A look at why Al Jazeera America failed in the crowded U.S. cable market

Are You Bored With National Public Radio? Try the BBC.
For those bored with NPR, BBC Radio offers a fresh alternative

Pew Study Finds That Newspapers Are Still Important to Many Readers
A study by the Pew Research Center finds that newspapers are still important to many news consumers.

Journalists Outraged at Ethics Violations in Sean Penn's 'El Chapo' Story
A look at the ethical violations in Sean Penn's story about the Mexican druglord known as 'El Chapo'

Should the Professor Who Called for 'Muscle' to Block a Reporter Be Fired?
A look at lawmakers' demands that Professor Melissa Click be fired for trying to block a student reporter from covering a protest

Here's How You Can Find Story Ideas for Your Student Newspaper
A Look at How to Find Ideas for Different Kinds of Stories You Can Write for Your Student Newspaper

What's the Secret of Thorough News Reporting? Getting All the Facts.
A Look at the Secret of Thorough News Reporting - Getting All the Facts, Then Checking Them..

Here's A Look at How Mainbars and Sidebars Are Used in News Coverage
A Look at How Mainbars and Sidebars Are Used in News Coverage

Here's How Reporters Use Attribution When Writing News Stories
A look at how reporters use attribution when writing news stories

Syria, France Top 2015 List of the Deadliest Countries for Journalists
Syrian and France Were the Most Deadly Countries for Journalists in 2015, a Report Finds

Here Is a Brief History of Print Journalism in America
A look at the history of print journalism in the United States

Here Are The Basics of Conducting Interviews for News Stories
A look at the basics of conducting interviews for news stories

A List of 10 Important Steps For Producing The Perfect News Story
A look at what it takes to report and write the perfect news story

Here's Everything You Need to Know About Writing Great Reviews
Here's a look at what it takes to be a great critic

Now is Not the Time for Newspapers to Take Down Their Website Paywalls
A look at why now is not the time for newspapers to take down their paywalls

Here Are Six Career Tips for Students Who Want to Work in Journalism
A survey of career tips for journalism students who want to build a career in the news business

Want to Get Your Start in Sports Journalism? Cover the Local Teams.
A look at why journalism students who want to become sportswriters should start by covering local teams

Here's How Reporters Can Get "Good" Quotes For Their News Stories
A look at how reporters can get

Here Are Six Tips For Reporters Covering Press Conferences
Covering Press Conferences - Newswriting - Press Conferences

Do You Need a Bachelor's Degree to Get a Journalism Job?
Do you need a bachelor's degree to be a journalist?

Cable News Talk Shows Are Entertaining, but Are Not Objective Reporting
A look at how cable news talk shows have very little to do with objective reporting

Seven Tips for Writing Personality Profiles That People Will Want to Read
A look at wasy reporters can produce personality profiles that readers will want to read

From Ledes to Beats, 10 Terms Every Aspiring Journalist Needs to Learn
A look at 10 terms commonly used in newsrooms across the country

Want to Get a Letter of Recommendation From a Professor? Here's How.
A look at what college students need to do in order to get a letter of recommendation from a professor

Yes, Journalism Ethics and Objective News Coverage Are Still Important
A look at why journalism ethics and objective news coverage are still important

More Thoughts About Why Journalism Ethics and Objectivity Are Important
A look at why journalism ethics and objective news gathering are still of value

How to Find Story Ideas Everywhere You Go, Even in the Grocery Store
A look at how reporters can find ideas for news stories everywhere they go

The Fate of Journalists Jason Rezaian and Gao Yu, Hanging in the Balance
A look at journalists Jason Rezaian and Gao Yu, who have been jailed for their reporting in Iran and China

What's the Best Way for a Reporter to Cover a Speech? Here Are Some Tips.
A look at how reporters working on deadline can best cover speech stories

What Do Journalism Students Need to Acquire Most? Focus and Stamina.
A look at why college journalism students need to master focus and stamina

Young Journalists Must Be Versatile and Flexible in Today's Job Market
A look at how versatility and flexibility are so important for journalists in the age of digital news

Did News Media Ignore Beirut Bombings in Race to Cover Paris Attacks?
A look at whether the news media ignored the Beirut Bombings in Their Race to Cover the terrorist attacks in Paris

Ten Tips for Reporters Who Are Covering Accidents and Natural Disasters
Ten Tips for Reporters Who Are Covering Accidents and Natural Disasters

A Look at Whether You Should Show a Source a Story Before it's Published
A look at whether reporters should show a source a story before it is published

Five Tips on How to Take Good Notes During a News Interview
A look at ways reporters can take good notes during an interview

Are Newspapers Dying or Adapting in the Age of Digital News Consumption?
Are Newspapers Dying? A Look at Whether Newspapers Are Dying

What's it Like to Work as a Reporter at a Mid-Sized Daily Newspaper?
A look at what it's like to work at mid-sized daily newspapers

Tim Tai is a Model of How Journalists Should Conduct Themselves on the Job
A look at Tim Tai, the student photographer who was confronted by protesters at the University of Missouri

Between J-Schools and Communication Departments, an Uneasy Coexistence
A look at the problems that result when journalism programs are absorbed into communication departments

Forget the Muscle; Melissa Click Needs a First Amendment Refresher Course
A look at the confrontation at the University of Missouri between student journalists and several professors and protesters

Here Are Ways to Find Ideas for Enterprise Stories in Your Hometown
A look at ways reporters can find ideas for enterprise stories on a hometown newspaper or news website

Conservative Op-ed Prompts Wesleyan Students to Try to Muzzle Student Paper
A look at how the Wesleyan University student government voted to defund the student newspaper for running a conservative op-ed

Preparing For a Journalism Career, From High School to College Graduation
From High School to College Graduation, Here's What You Need To Do To Prepare For a Career in Journalism

Want to Promote Yourself and Your Journalistic Skills Online? Here's How.
A look at ways journalists can create an online presence for themselves

Reporters Covering Disasters Must Combine Hard Facts With Human Stories
A look at how reporters covering natural disasters must combine hard facts with the stories of people whose lives have been changed

Al Jazeera Plagued by Controversies in Both the Mideast and the U.S.
A look at the controversies that have plagued Al Jazeera almost from the beginning

Former Staffers Claim that Al-Jazeera has Become a Propaganda Mouthpiece
Former Staffers Claim that Al-Jazeera has Become a Propaganda Mouthpiece

Ex-Al Jazeera Journo Sues Network, Claming it Supports Muslim Brotherhood
A former Al Jazeera staffer sues the network, claiming it supports the Muslim Brotherhood

Is it Really So Bad for CNN to do Nonstop Coverage of Big News Stories?
A look at whether it's really so bad for CNN to do nonstop coverage of big breaking news stories like the missing Malaysian jet

Press Freedom Faces Many Threats in the European Union, Group Says
A look at a report by an advocacy group that says press freedom is facing threats in the European Union

Four Great Reasons Why College Newspapers Should Keep On Printing
A look at four reasons why college newspapers should keep on printing, even when some others are going all-digital

Reporters Should Always Be Ready to Ask Tough Follow-up Questions
A Look at The Importance of Asking Follow-up Questions in Journalism Interviews

Study: Papers Are Slow to Find New Revenue Sources in the Digital Age
A Look at a Study That Says Newspapers Are Slow to Find New Sources of Revenue in the Digital Age

What Do Journalism Students Need to Learn the Most? Time Management.
A look at how journalism students must learn time management in order to be successful

What Does it Take to be Well-Informed About Current Events?
A look at what it takes to be well-informed about current events

Turn a Boring Meeting Story Into a Spot-News Feature Readers Will Remember
A look at how to turn a boring meeting story into a compelling spot-news feature

The Debate is Over - Newspaper Website Paywalls Actually Work
The Debate is Over - Newspaper Paywalls Actually Work

Here's How You Can Create a Great Journalism Resume
A look at how you can create a journalism resume that will get the attention of editors

How China Censors the Press - and How the Press Sometimes Fights Back
A Look at How China Still Censors the News Media, Even as It Becomes an Economic Superpower

In Journalism, Solid Reporting is More Important Than Clever Writing
A Look at Why Solid Reporting is More Important Than Clever Writing in Journalism

Stories About Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post and News Aggregators
A Series of Articles About Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post and the Controversial Practice of Aggregation

Reporters Should Avoid Generalizations, and Report Only What They Know
A look at how journalists can avoid putting generalized statements into their stories and instead report what they know to be true or are told by sources

How Reporters Can Promote Themselves and Their Work Online
A look at how journalists can establish a presence for themselves online

Here Are Some Tips For Doing Citizen Journalism the Right Way
A look at ways citizen journalists can improve their reporting even if they work alone

How Reporters Can Use the Internet to Improve Their News Stories
A look at how reporters can use the Internet in an appropriate way to improve their news stories

A Look at Different Kinds of Journalism Jobs and Careers
A look at different kinds of jobs and careers in journalism

Good Editors Must Pay Attention to Details, But Not Miss the Big Picture
A look at how editors must focus on both small details and the big picture

Jailed Al-Jazeera Journalists Among Those Pardoned by Egypt's President
Egypt's President Grants Pardons to Three Al-Jazeera Journalists Jailed on Politically Motivated Charges

A College Paper That's Doubling Down on Print
A look at a college newspaper that's doubling down on print when other papers are going online-only

Western Reporters Were Harassed Covering Chinese Blasts
Reporters trying to cover the explosions in Tianjin China faced harassment from officials

Journalism Students Sell Bracelets to Bring Attention to Jailed Reporters
A Look at the Journalism Students Who Are Selling Bracelets to Bring Attention to the Plight of Jailed Reporters

Attempts to Muzzle Student Newspapers Often Seem to Backfire
A look at efforts by college administrators to control or censor student newspapers

Groups Criticize Prison Terms for Al-Jazeera Journalists in Egypt
A look at the prison terms given to three Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt

How to Avoid Burying the Lede of Your News Story
A Look at How to Avoid Burying the Lede of Your News Story

Why Bloggers Can't Replace the Work of Professional Journalists
A look at how blogs can be used to complement the work of professional news outlets

The First Amendment and Press Freedom at Student Newspapers
A Look at Press Freedom and Censorship at High School and College Newspapers

Six Tips for Making a Great Impression in a Journalism Job Interview
Six Tips for Doing Well in an Interview for a Job in Journalism

A Lesson for Journalism Students: Dream Big, but Don't Forget Hard Work
An Important Lesson for Journalism Students: Work Hard and Show up Everyday

Journos Can Create Video News Reports With These Free Editing Programs
A Look at Free Video Editing Software That Reporters Can Use to Create Video News Reports

The Ongoing War of Words Between the Obama White House and Fox News
A look at the war of words between the White House and Fox News

These Are The Most Influential Gatekeepers in the Mainstream Media
A Look at the Most Powerful Gatekeepers in the Mainstream Media

Did News Outlets Cross a Line in Using Images From Shooting of TV Crew?
A look at how news outlets used the images from the shooting of a Virginia TV crew

New Website Offers a Fresh Take on Journalism Ethics
A Look at a New Website That Offers a Fresh Take on Journalism Ethics

Struggling to Make Sense of the Senseless Shooting of a TV News Crew
A look at the shooting deaths of a TV news crew

How to Write a Great Lede for Your News Story
A Look at How to Write a Great Lede for Your News Story

A Q&A Interview With Film and TV Critic Troy Patterson
A Q&A Interview With Film and TV Critic Troy Patterson

A Gift for Philly Sports Fans: Legendary Columnist Bill Lyon is Back
Bill Lyon, the Legendary Philadelphia sports columnist, Returns to Writing a Regular Column

Dear Journalism Student, I'm Not Interested in Your First-Person Essays
A look at the rise in popularity on the Internet of first-person essays

China Tries to Censor News Coverage of Deadly Explosions in Tianjin
A look at how Chinese officials are censoring news coverage of the explosions in Tianjin

Journalists and Press Freedom Advocates Denounce Attack on French Magazine
Journalists and Press Freedom Advocates Denounce Attack on French Magazine That Angered Muslims

Five Great Reasons Why You Should Work for Your Student Newspaper
A look at five very important reasons for working on a student newspaper.

Here's How You Can Pick the Best Journalism Professors at Your College
A Look at Ways You Can Find the Best Journalism Professors at Your College

Looking For Your First Journalism Job? Here are Some Do's and Don'ts.
Some Things Journalism Schools Graduates Should Keep in Mind as They Look for Their First Job

A Look at Life in London During the Riots of 2011
A Look at Life in London During the Riots of 2011

Want to Land an Internship? Here's What You Need to Do.
Eight tips that will help you get a journalism internship

Ex-Foreign Correspondent Starts Global Post, a Site Focused on World News
Ex-Foreign Correspondent Charles Sennott Starts Global Post, a Site Focused on World News

Six Key Elements of a Person-on-the-Street Video Interview Report
A Look at the Six Key Elements of a Person-on-the-Street Video Interview Report

Five Quick Ways to Develop Original Content for Your Blog
A Look at a Variety of Ways You Can Quickly Develop Original Content for Your Blog

Five Ways You Can Do Your Own Election Coverage, Even for Big Races
A Look at Ways You Can Do Your Own Election Coverage, Even for Big National Races

Non-profit News Sites Need a Business Model That's Sustainable and Ethical
Non-profit News Sites are Looking for a Business Model That's Both Sustainable Ethical

Female Foreign Correspondents Face the Danger of Sexual Assault
A Look at How Female Foreign Correspondents Can Avoid Being Sexually Assaulted

Some Tips for Reporters Covering Political Rallies
A look at ways reporters can effectively cover political rallies

Here's How to Cut the Jargon Out of Your News Stories
A Look at How Reporters Can Cut the Jargon Out of Their News Stories

Want to Land a Job in Journalism? Do Some Thorough Research.
A Look at How Thorough Research Can Make the Difference in Landing a Journalism Job

How You Can Develop Ideas for Follow-up Stories
A look at how reporters develop ideas for follow-up stories after big breaking news events

Five Tech Skills That Will Help You Land a Journalism Job
A look at which technical skills will help you land a journalism job

Everything You Need to Know About Journalism Internships
A Look at Everything You Need to Know About Applying for Journalism Internships

Eight Ways You Can Make the Most of Your Journalism Internship
A Look at Ways You Can Get the Most Out of Your Journalism Internship

How Can Reporters Get the Facts Right on a Big Breaking News Story?
A Look at What Reporters Should Do to Get the Facts Right on Big Breaking News Stories

Charlie Sheen and the Ethics of Interviewing People With Problems
A Look at News Coverage of Charlie Sheen and the Ethics of Interviewing People With Problems

College Newspapers are Great Experience for Any Student
College Newspapers Provide Great Experience for Students in Any Major

Groups Call for Release of Ailing Journalist From Chinese Prison
A look at calls by human rights groups to have Chinese journalist Gao Yu released from prison

Things Journalism Students Can Do to Make the Most of the School Year
A look at things journalism students can do to make the most of the academic year and prepare for a career.

Did Jon Stewart Leave Fans With a Toxic View of the News Media?
A look at Jon Stewart's legacy as a frequent critic of the news media

Why Paywalls Are a Good Thing for Newspaper Websites
A look at why paywalls are a good thing for newspapers

A Reality Check for Journalism School Grads Seeking Jobs
What recent journalism school graduates should know when they hunt for their first job

Tabloid at Center of Phone-Hacking Scandal Had Crossed Ethical Lines for Years
A look at the News of the World, the British tabloid at the center of the phone-hacking scandal

Years Into the Digital News Revolution, Uncertainty Still Abounds
A look at where the business of journalism stands

Use Short Sentences and Paragraphs to Add Drama to Your Feature Stories
A look at how feature writers can use short sentences and paragraphs to add drama to their articles

"Top Gear" Hosts Started Their Careers as Local Journalists
A look at the early journalism careers of former

A Debate Rages Over When it's Okay for Journalists to go Undercover
A look at the ethical debate surrounding when reporters can work undercover

Journalists Who Move From The Newsroom To The Classroom
A look at journalists who become teachers, and the adjustments they must make

When Should Reporters Cooperate With Law Enforcement?
A look at how reporters decide when to cooperate with law enforcement

Sportswriters Can Avoid Cliched Quotes by Asking Good Questions
Examples of how sportswriters can avoid having cliched sports quotes in their stories

Here's How to Write Creative Feature Stories on a Breaking-News Deadline
A look at how professional reporters write creative feature stories on tight, breaking-news deadlines

How to Write a Killer Cover Letter That Will Get You a Journalism Job
A look at how to write a cover letter for a journalism job application

News Outlets Debate What to Call the Group Known as Islamic State
A look at how news media outlets have debated what to call the terrorist group that refers to itself as Islamic State

Brutal Syrian Civil War Drives Dozens of Citizen Journalists Into Exile
A look at how the Syrian Civil War has forced dozens of local journalists into exile

Here are Six Ways Reporters Can Avoid Conflicts of Interest
A look at how reporters can avoid conflicts of interest that might influence how they cover stories

The Different Kinds of Skills You Can Learn at a Student Newspaper
A Look at the Different Kinds of Skills You Can Learn While Working at a Student Newspaper

An Editor's Checklist: Micro and Macro Editing
Editing can be divided into two broad categories: Micro and macro. Micro editing deals with the technical, nuts-and-bolts aspects of newswriting. Macro editing

Four Tips for Writing the Kind of Tight Stories AP and Reuters Want
Four Tips for Writing the Kind of Tight Stories AP and Reuters Want

How Reporters Can Avoid Plagiarism in the Age of Digital News
A Look at How How Reporters Can Avoid Plagiarism in the Age of Digital News

Stephanopoulos Controversy Reveals Confusion Over Issue of Objectivity
A Look at How the Stephanopoulos Controversy Reveals Confusion Over Issue of Objectivity

Were News Outlets Right - or Wrong - to Publish Charlie Hebdo Cartoons?
An Ethical Dilemma: Were News Outlets Right - or Wrong - to Publish Charlie Hebdo Cartoons?

Five Tips for Writing News Ledes That are Not too Long, Not too Short
Five Tips for Writing News Ledes That are Not too Long, Not too Short

Some Good News if You're Thinking About a Career in Journalism
Some Good News if You're Thinking About a Career in Journalism

Why is it So Important to be Able to Write Feature Stories?
Why is it So Important to be Able to Write Feature Stories?

How to Write Single-Element and Multi-Element Ledes
A look at how to go from writing simple, single-element ledes to writing more complex, multi-element ledes

Why Should News Outlets Have Ethical Codes for Their Journalists?
A look at codes of conduct that should be followed by journalists

Here's How You Can Cut Unnecessary Words From Your News Stories
A Look at How You Can Cut Unnecessary Words From Your News Stories

ABC Anchor George Stephanopoulos Under Fire for Donations to Clinton Foundation
A Look at Whether ABC News Anchor George Stephanopoulos was Wrong to Make Donations to Clinton Foundation

Young Writers at Websites Need to Focus More on Reporting
How You Can Improve Your Articles by Focusing on Doing More Thorough Reporting

Remembering Walter Cronkite, the Greatest Anchorman in TV News
Remembering Walter Cronkite, the Greatest Anchorman in TV News

Five Ways to Avoid Writing News Stories Full of 'Holes'
Five Ways to Avoid Writing News Stories Full of 'Holes'

Opinion Pieces Must be Based on Real Knowledge, Not Whims or Emotions
A look at why it's important for editorials and reviews to be based on knowledge and real information

Eight Questions (and Answers) About the State of Citizen Journalism
Eight Questions (and Answers) About the State of Citizen Journalism

The Reporter's Creed: Comfort the Afflicted, Afflict the Comfortable
A Look at Why Reporters are Meant to Comfort the Afflicted and Afflict the Comfortable

How Do Reporters Tell if a Source is Good or Not?
A Look at How Reporters Can Tell if a Source is Good or Not

What Lessons Should Journalism Students Learn From Rolling Stone Rape Story?
A Look at What What Lessons Journalism Students Should Learn From the Rolling Stone Campus Rape Story

How Can Journalism Students Use Blogs to Build Their Careers?
A Look at How Journalism Students Can Use Blogs to Build Their Careers

Produce a Student Newspaper - and Website - on a Budget
Produce a Student Newspaper - and Website - on a Budget

Some Websites Show Growing Awareness of the Need to Pay Writers Fairly
A look at efforts to unionize writers at some news websites, and a growing awareness of the need to pay scribes a fair wage

Newspapers Face Challenges but Remain Profitable Worldwide, Study Says
A look at a study that finds newspapers remain relatively profitable in many countries around the world

Nine Things Journalism Students Need to Cut From Their News Stories
A look at what journalism students need to cut out of their news stories

Looking for Story Ideas? Here are Ways to Find Things to Write About.
Some methods for developing ideas for story assignments

How College Newspapers Can Cover Elections
There are plenty of good reasons why college newspapers should cover elections

Veteran Reporter Hersh Makes Some Rookie Mistakes on Bin Laden Story
A Look at the Mistakes Veteran Reporter Seymour Hersh Made on his Story About the Osama Bin Laden Raid

Report Finds Newspapers are Still Struggling to Replace Print Revenues
A Pew Center Report Looks at How Newspapers are Faring in the Digital Media Age

Poking Holes in the Hype Surrounding the Digital Technology Revolution
A Look at Whether the Age of Digital Technology has Lived Up to its Own Hype

Report Details Journalistic Failures in Rolling Stone Campus Rape Story
A Look at the Columbia Journalism School Report That Details the Failures in Rolling Stone's Campus Rape Story

Times Public Editor Says Print Remains Important - and Profitable
The New York Times' Public Editor's Musings on the Future of Print Journalism

Study Finds Free Newspapers Are Doing Just Fine
A journalism professor has done a study that seems to show free newspapers are doing well.

Founder of JournalismJobs.com Says There are Jobs in the News Business
An Interview With the Founder of JournalismJobs.com, Who Says There are Jobs in the News Business

Conservatives and Liberals Get Their News From Very Different Sources
A look at a survey that examined where liberals and conservatives get their news

Jon Stewart was Brilliant in Many Ways, But Also Troubling in Others
A Look at Why

CNN Documentary Looks at the Soaring Cost of College
CNN Documentary

The Lesson of Charlie Hebdo? Never Take Press Freedom for Granted.
The Lesson from the Attack on Charlie Hebdo is to Never Take Press Freedom for Granted.

What's So Wrong About Teaching Journalism Students to do Layout?
A Look at Whether Journalism Students Should Still be Taught to do Layout

2015 Pulitzer Prizes Show That Newspapers Can Still Do Great Journalism
2015 Pulitzer Prizes Show The Continuing Power of Print Journalism

New York Times Paywall Surpasses Digital Ad Revenue
New York Times Paywall Surpasses Digital Ad Revenue

Get Your News From Real News Sites, Not Aggregators
Strike a Blow for Journalism: Get Your News From Real News Sites, Not Aggregators

Is Al Jazeera Anti-Semitic and Anti-American?
Al Jazeera - Is Al Jazeera anti-Semitic and anti-American?

Journalism One of the Worst Jobs? Try telling That to my Students
Journalism One of the Worst Jobs? Try telling That to my Students

An Interview with New York Daily News Rewriteman Corky Siemaszko
An Interview with New York Daily News Rewriteman Corky Siemaszko

An Interview with Local Newspaper Columnist J.D. Mullane
An Interview with Local Newspaper Columnist J.D. Mullane

A Look at Ways You Can Write News Stories About Meetings
A look at ways to cover meetings as news stories

Online Clip Portfolio - Use Blogger to Create An Online Clip Portfolio
Online Clip Portfolio - Use Blogger to Create An Online Clip Portfolio

A Look at How Reporters on Deadline Can Cover Debates
A Look at How Reporters on Deadline Can Cover Political Debates

Why Don't Young People Follow the News More Closely?
Young People and News Consumption - The Technology of Journalism Improves, But Young People Still Ignore the News

Can Digital News Sites Provide the Kind of Coverage Done by Newspapers?
A look at whether digital news startups can ever provide the depth and breadth of coverage done by newspapers

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Are Japanese News Media Asking Government Tough Questions About Nuclear Crisis?
A look at the Japanese news media's coverage of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and whether journalists have been critical enough

Image-Conscious Chinese Regime Bullies, Spies on Foreign Correspondents
A look at the kinds of harassment that foreign correspondents face when reporting in China

Should You Pursue a Career in Journalism?
A look at the questions to ask yourself when considering whether to pursue a career in journalism

Journalism Group Compiles List of 10 Most-Censored Countries on Earth
A Look at a Journalism Group That Has Compiled a List of the 10 Most-Censored Countries on Earth

Which Skills do you Really Need to Get a Journalism Job?
A Look at the Skills you Really Need to Get a Job in Journalism

A Teacher From the Old School Worries About the Future of Journalism Education
An Interview With Melvin Mencher, a Mentor to Several Generations of Journalism Students

A Backlash Against Sites That Cross the Line From Aggregation to Plagiarism
A Look at the Backlash Against Sites That Cross the Line From Aggregation to Plagiarism

The One-Man Website That Broke the Jay Leno Story
A Look at Scott Jones, Who Runs the One-Man Website That Broke the Jay Leno Story

Esquire Writer Chris Jones Talks About Profiling Roger Ebert
An Interview With Chris Jones, Who Profiled Film Critic Roger Ebert for Esquire magazine

A Profile of Citizen Journalism Website Allvoices.com
A Profile of the Citizen Journalism Website Allvoices.com

China Slaps Journalist With Seven-year Sentence as Part of Press Crackdown
A Look at the Case of Gao Yu, a Crusading Chinese Journalist Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

Journalists Who Turn to Writing Fiction Can Find it Tough Going
A Look at Journalists Who Make the Transition From Writing News to Writing Fiction

Journalists Find That Twitter Can Be An Effective Reporting Tool
A Look at How Journalists Are Using Twitter to Help Dig Up Stories

Journalists Using Twitter - How Journalists Are Using Twitter
Journalists Using Twitter - How Journalists Are Using Twitter. Page 2.

Could a British-style Press Scandal Occur in the U.S. News Media?
A Look at Whether a British-style Phone-Hacking Scandal Could Occur in the U.S.

More Reporters Are Making Their Own Websites to Build an Online Brand
A Look at How Journalists Are Creating Their Own Websites to Create a Brand for Themselves

Journalist Websites - How Journalists Are Creating Their Own Websites
Journalist Websites - How Journalists Are Creating Their Own Websites. Page 2.

The Stakes are High as NBC News Weighs Brian Williams' Fate
A Look at What's at Stake for NBC News as it Weighs Brian Williams' Fate

Five Steps For Getting Started in Citizen Journalism
Five Steps For Getting Started in Citizen Journalism

Student Newspaper Advisers Face Retaliation When Student Papers Publish Controversial Stories
A Look at Student Newspaper Advisers Who Face Retaliation When Student Papers Publish Controversial Stories

Student Newspaper Advisers - Advisers Face Retaliation When Student Papers Publish Controversial Stories
Student Newspaper Advisers - Advisers Face Retaliation When Student Papers Publish Controversial Stories. Page 2.

Old and New Media Clash At Senate Hearing on Future of Newspapers
A Look at a Senate Hearing on the Future of Print Journalism

A Look at How Reporters Should Cover Science and Medical Stories
A Look at How Reporters Can Best Cover Science and Medical Stories

A Profile of Talking Points Memo, a Political Site Built on Solid Reporting
How Talking Points Memo Succeeded by Combining Solid Reporting With a Liberal Perspective

A Newswriting Exercise About a Cigarette In a Bed Starting a Fire
A Newswriting Exercise About a Cigarette In a Bed Starting a Fire

How Reporters Can Write Great Follow-up News Stories
A Look at How Reporters Can Write Great Follow-up News Stories

A Simple Guide to Using Adobe Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Software
A Simple, Bare-Bones Guide to Using Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Software

Brand Yourself: How Reporters Promote Themselves and Their Work Online
A Look at How Journalists Can Create a Personal Brand for Themselves Online

Covering the World's Most Powerful Person: Life as a White House Reporter
Covering the World's Most Powerful Person: Life as a White House Reporter

Becoming a Sportswriter - Jobs in Journalism
Sports and Sportswriting - Everything You Need to Know to Become a Sportswriter

Journalism Basics: How To Interview
The basic techniques, the tools you'll need (notebook vs. recorder), adjusting your approach, taking great notes, choosing the best quotes.

An Interview With TV Historian Michael Wood
An Interview With TV Historian Michael Wood, Who Got His Start As a Reporter

Everything You Need to Know About Feature Stories
Learn about the important aspects of feature writing and various ways to make your story and your writing relevant and readable.

Cable News Networks - News and Developments on the Cable News Networks - CNN, MSNBC and Fox News
Cable News Networks - News and Developments on the Cable News Networks - CNN, MSNBC and Fox News

Six Things You Need to do to Land a Journalism Job
A look at what you can do to land a full-time staff job in journalism

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 from Freedom House shows where the press is free - and where it's not.

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 from Freedom House shows where the press is free - and where it's not.

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 from Freedom House shows where the press is free - and where it's not.

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 from Freedom House shows where the press is free - and where it's not.

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 from Freedom House shows where the press is free - and where it's not.

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 from Freedom House shows where the press is free - and where it's not.

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 from Freedom House shows where the press is free - and where it's not.

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.

Tips on How To Do Aggressive Editing on Badly Written Stories
A look at how young journalists can become aggressive editors who do what's needed to improve a story

A Look at How You Should Choose the Right Journalism School
A look at how students can choose the journalism school that's best for them

Doing Interviews 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?

Online Article Portfolio - Create an Online Article or Clip Portfolio
Online Article Portfolio - Create an Online Article or Clip Portfolio

AP Style Quiz - Associated Press Style Quiz
AP Style Quiz - Associated Press Style Quiz

Accidents & Disasters - writing news stories about accidents and disasters
Writing About Disasters, newswriting

Issues and Controversies in Journalism
Issues and controversies relating to journalism and the news business.

Does Anyone Really Care Whether CNN Covers World News Anymore?
Does Anyone Really Care Whether CNN Covers World News Anymore?

News Coverage of the Wedding of Prince William and and Kate Middleton - Shouldn't News Coverage of the Monarchy Be More Restrained and Critical?
News Coverage of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and and Kate Middleton - Shouldn't News Coverage of the Monarchy Be More Restrained and Critical?

Long, Complex Words vs. Shorter, Simpler Ones
Long, Complex Words vs. Shorter, Simpler Ones

Facebook Journalism - How to Use Facebook in Journalism
Facebook Journalism - How to Use Facebook in Journalism

Simple Writing
Simple Writing. Journalism.

Walter Cronkite: The Life of Walter Cronkite, a Great TV Journalist
Walter Cronkite TV Journalism news anchor

You're Not in English Class Any More, So Stop Writing Essays
You're Not in English Class Any More, So Stop Writing Essays

Jon Stewart, Media Critic
Jon Stewart, Media Critic

Digital Video - Tips for Shooting Digital Video
Digital Video - Tips for Shooting Digital Video

Mexico - Journalists - Violence Against Journalists in Mexico
Mexico - Journalists - Violence Against Journalists in Mexico

Finding Great Photos That Don't Violate Copyright
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.

Huffington Post - A Profile of Huffington Post
Huffington Post - A Profile of Huffington Post

Court Reporting and Legal Journalism Writing Guide
Writing Court Stories - Court Reporting - Court Stories

Fasting for 20 Days - Steve Hendricks Article in Harper's
Steve Hendricks writes about his 20-day fast in Harper's Magazine - and about the history and benefits of fasting.

Great News Web Widgets to Jazz Up Your Blog or Website
Web Widgets - Great News Web Widgets to Jazz Up Your Blog or Website

Aggregators and Online News Sites - The Conflict Between Aggregators and Online News Sites
Aggregators and Online News Sites - The Conflict Between Aggregators and Online News Sites

Journalists and Disasters - When Should Journalists Help Those in Need at Disaster Scenes?
Journalists and Disasters - When Should Journalists Help Those in Need at Disaster Scenes?

Shooting - Newswriting Exercise
A Man is Shot Dead Outside a Bar

Keep Euphemisms Out of Your News Stories
Keep Euphemisms Out of Your News Stories

Can You Learn to be a Journalist From an Online College Course?
Can You Learn to be a Journalist From an Online Learning Course?

Newswriting Exercise - Plane Crash - Newswriting Exercise
Plane Crash - Newswriting Exercise

Tips for Editing News Stories Quickly
Tips for Editing News Stories Quickly

Covering the Police Beat in Journalism (Tips)
covering the police beat. Journalism.

To Write a Great Lede, Focus on What's Interesting
To Write a Great Lede, Focus on What's Interesting

Blogging - Seven Keys to a Successful Blog
Blogging - Seven Keys to a Successful Blog

Journalism Ethics, Plagiarism, Politico Reporter Kendra Marr Fired for Plagiarism
Journalism Ethics, Plagiarism, Politico Reporter Kendra Marr Fired for Plagiarism

Web Journalism - Print Media - Online Journalism
Web Journalism - Print Media - Online Journalism

When Writing News Stories, Forget About Chronology
When Writing News Stories, Forget About Chronology

Sportswriting for a Wire Service - Write Sports Stories On a Tight Deadline
Sportswriting for a Wire Service - Write Sports Stories On a Tight Deadline

Where's the Best Place to Get Started in Journalism? Community Newspapers
Where's the Best Place to Get Started in Journalism? Community Newspapers

I Really Like Jon Stewart, but Here's What Bothers me About him
I Really Like Jon Stewart, but Here's What Bothers me About him

Writing Ledes - Emphasize What's Newsworthy - Writing Ledes
Writing Ledes - Emphasize What's Newsworthy - Writing Ledes

Conflicts of Interest - How Journalists Can Avoid Conflicts of Interest
Conflicts of Interest - How Journalists Can Avoid Conflicts of Interest

Newspaper Closings - A Timeline of Newspapers That Have Closed
Newspaper Closings - Bankruptcies - Downsizing

Newspaper Closings - A Timeline of Newspapers That Have Closed
Newspaper Closings - Bankruptcies - Downsizing

Politico - A Profile of Politico.com
Politico - A Profile of Politico.com

Reporting, Journalism Students and Curiosity - the Importance of Curiosity in Journalism
Reporting, Journalism Students and Curiosity - the Importance of Curiosity in Journalism

Newswriting Exercise - CEO Speech - Newswriting Exercise
CEO Speech - Newswriting Exercise

Get the Human Element Into the Lede of Your Feature Story
Get the Human Element Into the Lede of Your Feature Story

Weekly Community Newspapers - Working at Community Weeklies
Working at Community Weeklies. Journalism.

Copy Editing - A Copy Editor's Checklist
Copy Editing - A Copy Editor's Checklist