Handbook

Staff manual for Crimson and PRHS media, taught from Intro Courses and up

Surveys

Increase your story's FACT DENSITY easily! It's very simple: just use online survey services in Google - or a simple "clipboard survey" during your week. Then your story is connected with public opinions/perce... Read More...

WordPress Posting Guide

Follow these steps for uniformity across our site. Writers, you are responsible for the quality of your post. Make it great. Check mobile often as you develop your post. Test, test, test. THE POST / STORY: Headline is accurate with only first word and proper nouns are capitalized). Deck is “Headline 2,” bold, and italicized

Portrait Ideas

Try a variety of shots to get a great portrait! ☐ Bird’s eye view ☐ Worm’s eye ☐ Laughing / Smiling ☐ Against a textured/creative backdrop ☐ Rule of Thirds ☐ Hand on face/hair ☐ Closeup... Read More...

The Dirty Dozen

This is a classic STORY structure. Use it.  Twelve elements structure a complete & organized story. The DD are most crucial in the news-oriented stories, but DD elements belong in all stories. Google Do... Read More...

News First!

For a good reporter's style, practice putting the News First! Do you want your story to sound like essay or journalism? It comes down often to your ORDER OF DICTION, meaning your order of words in the sentence... Read More...

The Nutgraf

So what is a Nutgraf? A nutgraf that is a NUTshell that explains how the story is newsworthy. Tell readers why your story matters in the larger context.    IRA GLASS "The writer must share with the... Read More...