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.
Better Writing with Bart Pfankuch When it comes to interviewing reporter candidates, many editors want to see examples of so-called enterprise reporting. I just finished serving as a judge for several reporting and writing categories for the Washington Newspaper Publishing Association, and I can tell you that the winners across the board took an enterprising…
Here are some ways to generate good story ideas that will not only offer a modicum of employment protection but which can also prime the pump of higher-level reporting and storytelling along the way.
Among all the changes in the news industry, perhaps the most impactful for writers is the dramatic expansion of outlets to obtain information.
The technique breaks a complicated topic down into smaller, more manageable ideas or issues; each smaller topic becomes its own mini story.