Special sections let us give readers content that differs from the normal flow of news, features, sports, ads and other content in the newspaper. But there are some key elements to remember when dealing with special sections.
Why it’s important to tighten your focus and remember the importance of the day-to-day details of your work and relationships with others.
Enterprise reporting goes beyond the obvious By 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…
Don’t shut down access to court records By Mark Belling A few weeks back, while looking into a court case in Waukesha County, I went to the court’s website seeking contact information. There were a few phone numbers but no email addresses. So I called one of the numbers and asked for the judge’s email…
Readers have a right to expect consistency from you, and you get that by creating a sequencing plan that always puts key content in the same place.
In theory, the “Feel-Felt-Found” strategy is sound. But your client has probably heard it before. Here’s a new twist on an old sales technique.
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.
Readers would prefer newspapers don’t jump their stories. Ever. But if you can’t avoid it, here are some tips on how to do it right.
Without a doubt, if you create repeatable sales points, you’ll increase your chances of making that big sale.
Among all the changes in the news industry, perhaps the most impactful for writers is the dramatic expansion of outlets to obtain information.