Handbook

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

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...

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...