Journalism Style Guide

Most news organizations have style and ethics handbooks. They expect reporters, editors and producers to follow the guidelines they lay out. When it comes to writing, this means that reporters use the same abbreviations, punctuation and approach to writing. Here's an example from the Reuters Handbook: adjectives Use sparingly. Inject color into copy with strong …

Reporting Basics

  Reporting  Journalism means more than taking handouts or reporting what’s said in news releases. Good journalism rests on a set of principles. Solid stories require accurate information and balance in reporting it. Think about answering a story’s basic questions: who what when where why   HOW Then examine how the story happened. How do we …

How We Write

When you sit down to write make, sure that each sentence reflects what you mean. Use active verbs and write clear concise sentences that convey your ideas. Active Voice The subject comes first in an active sentence. Example An anonymous senior White House advisor wrote an Op-Ed piece for The New York Times and called …

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 …

The First Amendment

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution, part of the Bill of Rights, guarantees freedom of religion and speech, the press and the right of people to gather to protest and complain to the government. In its own words: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise …

How News Organization Get News

https://www.cnn.com/videos/cnnmoney/2018/08/17/trump-attack-on-journalist-baquet-intv-axe-files-vpx.cnn News organizations gather information with teams of reporters and editors. But they also use outside sources including wire services, or news agencies, to provide information. These news agencies have their own teams of reporters, videographers, editors and producers who cover breaking news, politics, business, sports, entertainment, culture and more. They have investigative teams that …

Crossing the Border

by Melanie Ramos "I know what it’s like to have hopes and dreams when coming to the United States and to have them torn down at the border. I lived that experience not once but twice. What they are doing is just inhumane,” Julio A. said. The detention of immigrants, the policy of separating children …