Veteran writing coach Bart Pfankuch shares 33 quick tips for journalists that he has learned through experience or stolen from other coaches over the years.
When writing, there’s nothing wrong with listening to the voices from our past that remind us to avoid bad habits and do great work.
Let’s all try to get out of the newsroom earlier. Here are some tips gained from years of seeing a life beyond the office.
Do this now: Take a sheet of paper, write “Get One More Source!” on it and tape it up in your cube or above your computer. Then, follow your own good advice.
Increasingly, it is up to writers to put in the time and effort on their own to improve their ability to communicate and write with clarity, concision and flair.
“Reporting to Write,” is a concept in which journalists think and focus almost constantly on the story and its structure before, during and after the reporting process.
In a society where readers often have countless options on where to get their news, sometimes they’re looking for the one that gets to the point the quickest.
In his most recent installment of “Better Writing With Bart,” veteran writing coach Bart Pfankuch gives some tips on how to craft effective and compelling hard-news leads.
News produced from inside four walls is less vibrant, less interesting and less human. Here are some tips to getting the most of fieldwork.
Once a journalist understands perfection is unattainable, and mastery only a mystery, it stands to reason that we should all embark on a career of constant discovery and realize that our education never ends.
One firm fact about trend reporting is that it has never been trendier. Here are six tips to help you spot and illuminate trends in your community.