Category Journalism basics

Sports Journalists Make Impact

Sports journalism is a constantly growing aspect of the field, and, in my opinion, an intimidating aspect to cover. Sports journalists not only have to be knowledgeable of AP Style and other aspects of journalism, but must also have extensive knowledge and passion for the sport(s) they cover. Schools have whole areas of their journalism […]

Journalist Lingo: Part Two

Due to the popularity of my post, titled “Journalist Lingo,” I have decided to make another. Once again, I will investigate and define those tricky terms journalists hold near and dear to their hearts. Budget: a list of pending articles for the next paper Above the Fold: refers to a story printed on the front […]

Video News takes over

The title of Video Broadcast Journalists can have many different meanings. It could mean being the anchor, in front of the camera and delivering the news from on scene or behind a desk. It could mean being a researcher, making phone calls to gather interviews and investigating a story for the anchors to read off. […]

Bias is Overrated

By definition, objective reporting refers to fairness, disinterestedness, factuality and nonpartisanship in reporting. To put this in simpler terms, it means that, editorials aside, reporters strive to keep their opinions out of their writing, working to report the truth. This journalistic principle has come a long way in its development process. In years past, journalism […]

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 […]