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Tightening for clarity

Description Journalistic writing is much more tightly written than writing most students have done before. It’s written for an audience that doesn’t have much time and wants information quickly and understandably. Something that you can write in three words is usually better than something taking seven. …

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AP style introduction

Description Associated Press is the style most journalists use. It is consistent for AP reporters around the world so if their stories run in newspapers anywhere in the U.S. or in international media, readers know what to expect.   Objectives Students will be able to explain …

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Deconstructing news features

Description Sometimes being a good editor means expanding your knowledge about what makes a good article. Editing isn’t just the mechanics. It should include looking at the parts of the article and making sure each is doing its part. How does the lead work? Is there …

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