Monthly Archives: February 2013

An Ode to the Toolbox

The journalist’s toolbox, smudged in newsprint ink and proudly sporting First Amendment stickers, is a box that is constantly being updated and refilled with the changing times. With these “tools of the trade” rapidly changing, it can easily be overwhelming to keep track of what is necessary. However, there are some tools, tried and true, […]

Journalist Lingo Confusion Cleared

Those who have ever been around a journalist have probably heard a few words or phrases slip out that were a little Greek to you, so to speak. Here’s a quick guide to clear up confusion upon hearing those unknown journalistic words. Headline: a short summary or preview of the content of the article below […]

Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like An Ink Pen

The job of a journalist is, and has always been, to seek news and report it. They’re hopping through whatever hoops and clearing every obstacle to meet deadlines with the most accurate, timely story possible. They’re bringing you the news daily, and they’re not withholding their information.  The job is rarely glamorous, nor is the […]