How to Write a Pitch

How to Write a Pitch A pitch describes the story you want to tell. You need to write a short paragraph that gets attention and explains what you plan to do. So avoid writing, “I want to write about the Churro Lady,” because that’s not a story.  It’s a general idea. You want to look …

Ethics in Journalism

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What is ethics? Merriam Webster Definition of ethic 1 ethics plural in form but singular or plural in construction: the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation 2 a: a set of moral principles : a theory or system of moral values Every good news organization has a handbook with a written policy or …

From ProPublica

Hi Barbara, It truly was a pleasure hosting your class! Their questions were so interesting and insightful. I hope the experience will help broaden their horizons as they continue pursuing journalism as a minor. Before I forget, here are those links I promised to send your way on our various student/recent grad opportunities: More information …

Visit to ProPublica

CCNY Introduction to Journalism students Fall 2019 with Pro Publica's Minhee Cho in the center. Professor Barbara Nevins Taylor far left. Students from left to right: Soreilly Sarante, Antonio di Caterina, Sanne Talmon, Jelsey Trochez, Natalia Gonzalez, Genesis Flores, Susan Thorson, Jonathan Olivares, Branden Harris, Elena Johnson, Emmanuel "Manny" Furman, Travis Edwards. Mushfiqa Andalib. Introduction …

President Trump’s Conversation with Ukraine’s President

MEMORANDUM OF TELEPHONE CONVERSATION SUBJECT: PARTICIPANTS: DATE, TIME AND PLACE: (C) Telephone Conversation with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine Pre·sident Zelenskyy of . Ukraine Notetakers: The White House Situation·Room July 25, 2019, 9:03 - 9:33 a.m. EDT Residence �f;Ctffi'fHOftC01q,JcfOfioru..- ·UNCLASSIFIED Declassified by order ofthe President' (S/NF) The President: Congratulations on a great victory. We all watched …

Coverage of the Democratic Presidential Debate

ABC News Democratic Debate. Houston, Texas. September 12, 2019     HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Early front-runner Joe Biden took on the most fire at Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate, and former Obama Housing Secretary Julián Castro was the most explicit in arguing it was time for …

Misinformation on Facebook and Social Media

Misinformation - Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Misinformation noun false or inaccurate information, especially that which is deliberately intended to deceive."nuclear matters are often entangled in a web of secrecy and misinformation"synonyms:disinformation, false information, misleading information, deception; lie, fib, false rumor, trumped-up story, fake news, alternative fact, gossip, red herring, false trail;informalkidology; informalbum steer"a lot of misinformation was received in Moscow"Misinformation is false or inaccurate information. Examples of misinformation include false rumors, …

Breaking News / Straight News

Victim in Queens double homicide was wanted for questioning in gang-related killing the day of his death: sources By THOMAS TRACY and JOHN ANNESE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |AUG 27, 2019 | 7:46 PM Police investigate a double fatal shooting on 255th St. near 149th Drive in Queens on Aug. 26, 2019. (Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News A reputed Queens gang …

Feature Story

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/25/sports/baseball/vladimir-guerrero-jr-grandmother.html Altagracia Alvino prepared a stewed goat dish while her grandson, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., slept. CreditCreditTara Walton for The New York Times Abuela, Chef, Boss: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s Grandmother Feeds the Majors For about two decades, Altagracia Alvino has lived with and cooked for her baseball-playing offspring — as well as their teammates and opponents. By James …