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The future of journalism

David and Goliath analogies predicting the shattering of the traditional press by the new media and citizen journalism has inched closer to fruition according to Bill Kirtz’s Poynter.org column: Future of Journalism: New Media, New Money.  In his commentary covering … Continue reading

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How to use news values

When considering your next newsworthy post or freelance article, it is important to consider the following news values: prominence, proximity, impact, conflict, timeliness, novelty/bizarre. Prominence deals with the characters you include in your piece. If it is relevant, include the … Continue reading

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Leading by example: Write good

1.  Always avoid alliteration. 2.  Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. 3.  Avoid cliches like the plague—they’re old hat. 4.  Employ the vernacular. 5.  Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc. 6.  Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary. 7.  Parenthetical … Continue reading

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College Journalism: Getting in touch with your readers.

All week your staff works hard to create a paper for the vast campus just outside your newspaper office. You check your facts, you proofread your stories, you look for just the right photograph – and then you hope people … Continue reading

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