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Journalism tips?

I need good journalism tips, please. This is going to be my first day as editor, and I'm also going to report sometimes and write media reviews. I need tips. By the way, it's a school newspaper. But I still want to do a good job.

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Five steps:

    1. Include your audience in the conversation. Ask for comments and print the comments (in paper and on line). Ask your readers to help you pick the big topics of the year. Ask them for ideas about what's right at your school and what needs to be changed. Follow up on their suggestions.

    2. Speak truth to power. Find the decision makers. Ask them to explain their decisions, step by step. Go to the top. Ask detailed questions of the people in power about the operations of your school.

    3. Uncover the news, don't cover it. Stay away from announcements. Find out things that most people don't know. (Example -- What percent of your school's graduates who go on to college take remedial math? remedial English? Is there a breakdown by which teachers they had in high school? if not, why not?)

    4. Respect your staff. Be generous and public with praise. Criticize one on one, with the door closed.

    5. Seek outside help. Bring in speakers from your local professional newsrooms. Ask experts to critique your paper. Tour your local paper or TV station.

    Good luck.

    Source(s): 30 years of journalism experience.
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  • 1 decade ago

    Get Started: Emergency Tips

    Write a Catchy First Paragraph

    Develop Your Characters

    Choose a Point of View

    Write Meaningful Dialogue

    Use Setting and Context

    Set up the Plot

    Create Conflict and Tension


    Good Luck

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  • 3 years ago

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