Handbook

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

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...

WRITING YOUR LEAD

LEADS: Readers are the bees; your lead is the flower A LEAD is the "make it or break it" part of a story. It should be catchy enough to attract readers, memorable to elevate your story, and informational to ke... Read More...