Last Quiz

  May 14, 2020 Introduction to Journalism Short quiz The subject does the action.   Rewrite the following sentences.   Currently hospitals are turning away non-Covid19 patients   Dozens of people were left stranded by the fire in a subway car.   Being that Anna liked cold weather her favorite month was January.   Due …

Courtesy Titles

courtesy titles  from the Associated Press In general, do not use courtesy titles except in direct quotations. When it is necessary to distinguish between two people who use the same last name, as in married couples or brothers and sisters, use the first and last name.    

Stories We Like

Empty Supermarket Shelves, NYC The New York Times Quarantine Diaries  “The first week, I was kind of enthusiastic about it — we’re going to be a family and be a unit! But now we’re sort of trapped.” Within this three-bedroom South Bronx apartment, a raucous soundtrack plays: children’s squabbles and TV shows …

Clunky Words And Phrases To Avoid

Words across a page

Currently Due to Prior to In an effort to For the purpose of In order to Is of the opinion that Due to the fact that In the near future At this point in time During my time Subsequent Affinity For Am Willing

Finding Data

Data graphic   Johns Hopkins University New York State Covid-19 Tracker Covid-19 Modeling University of Washington 911 Response Time Nassau County Health Data Suffolk County Health Data Questionnaires HPD Violation look up Construction accident look up      

Active Writing

New York City Hall and a news conference in front of the steps.

Copyright 2018, Barbara Nevins Taylor ACTIVE WRITING Active writing allows you to say what you mean in a clear concise way with colorful verbs that paint a picture. In 1946, the writer George Orwell, author of Animal Farm and 1984,  complained about politicians and others who use fuzzy language to hide the truth. "Political language …