Category Archives: Writing tips

Opinions vary on ethics in undercover journalism

When it comes to undercover journalism it seems that the lines of ethical and unethical start to blur. It is important to research different views and opinions of undercover journalism and why it is or is not ethical. View from a … Continue reading

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Sound in Storytelling

“Sound takes you closer to the story,” said Darren Duriach, a journalist who loads his stories with natural sound. A great story that has video must have great sound. Why does sound matter? Sound makes the story come true to … Continue reading

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Consider freelance journalism

There is important information one should know before pursuing a freelance journalism career. The field is full of advantages and disadvantages that should be taken into careful consideration before deciding if this is the right profession for you. Advantages According … Continue reading

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Tips for Making a Story Interesting

Whether you are writing an exciting story about a celebrity or a boring city council meeting, it is important to gain the interest of your audience.  If you cannot keep a reader interested, they will not read your story.   Why … Continue reading

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Reporters Offer Writing Tips

Writing news doesn’t have to be difficult.  “Do your homework,” said marketing coach Sean Mize.  Don’t just report. Prepare beforehand in order to cover all angles of the story.  Use a variety of sources and check them to make sure … Continue reading

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Ethics: Avoiding Journalism Sins

There are a lot of rights and wrongs in Journalism. Everyone wants to write the story that gets his or her audience’s attention. However, you do not want to be that journalist that writes the wrong thing, on purpose or … Continue reading

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Improving your interviewing skills

Good stories start with good reporting. Whether you are just beginning or a seasoned veteran, your interviewing techniques as a journalist must keep up with a forever changing world. Sites including MatadorNetwork and CCJ list some of the basic skills … Continue reading

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