Writing

WRITING category of HDN posts & instruction

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...

Caption Writing

The 4-Part Caption: Crimson's Goal Captions must tell the specific details AND the larger story behind each photograph. That means each one answers who, what, when, where, why and how. The caption also states ... 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...

Objectivity as a reporter

Journalism is not opinionated essay composition, and readers generally care about the facts more than a writer's interpretation. Develop the self control to hear opinion and bias in your word choices and decisi... 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...