Handbook

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

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...

Opinion Structure

The Opinion Story: A Classic Way to Structure It These basic elements create a sure-fire story that satisfies readers, permits plenty of editorializing, and scores well at contests. Vary the length of any of t... Read More...

Numbers

Learn to write with numbers. Learn to ask for numbers in interviews. Create number opportunities in your story. Numbers show whether you are getting the details of the story.    ... Read More...

Writing a review

How fun to pursue journalism written as REVIEW, where you help the audience know whether they should also experience it. Get out there, enjoy some entertainment or food, and give readers a sassy and factual r... Read More...

The Inverted Pyramid

This is a classic skill to show as a writer so that readers get the most important facts of your story early before they bounce. Nearly ALL journalism stories and headlines need you to prioritize the facts from... Read More...