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Journalism notes from J.R. Ogden’s Surveyor visit

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  • Great stories last forever.
  • Try to use personal stories.
  • Use your source to find more sources.
  • Start with a simple idea and expand from there.
  • Research is a huge part of reporting, and it’s really easy today with the Internet.
  • Make sure you’re using credible sources if you begin on the web.
  • Use the emotion of your sources when you report.
  • “Good stories have legs to last a long time.”
  • Crowdsourcing via social media can help you find more sources and information.
  • A good lead is essential. (Phillips add on- grab readers in the first 35 words.)
  • People stories are great stories to tell.
  • We’re in the business of telling the stories of others.
  • Make sure you talk to parents.
  • A day in the life of… stories
  • Q and A
  • Have fun!
  • Readers can feel your passion in the story.
  • General tips: Cut out the word that/ read your story out loud, it should flow smoothly/ read your story backwards.
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Written by CRWashPhillips

February 20, 2013 at 3:32 pm

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