Tag "Best Practices"

The importance of a good lede

Before I pick at the splinters in your writing, let me roll out a few of

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Parachuting in for a story: 17 tips to get it right

Nothing beats boots on the ground. With staff and budget cuts, newspapers do less “parachuting in”

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Beware superlatives and hype

One of the chief missions of this blog is to give “a kick in the butt”

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The basics to finding scoops

In a previous post, I discussed how to respond to the scalding of being scooped. Let’s

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Intern wins Polk Award – What Next?

At only 22-years-old, one recent Arizona State University graduate has already accomplished what most professionals take

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Getting people to talk to you

I recently interviewed my former Arizona Republic colleague Tom Zoellner at the wonderful civic treasure that

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The ‘Ws’: More than just the basics

Every reporter learns the “Ws”: Who, what, when, where and why. They are the foundation of

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What can I tell a young journalist

“You’d better learn how to play the game, and I don’t just mean the game of

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SABEW’s new young business journalist award

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ deadline for the first Larry Birger Young Business

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Where ‘G’ stands for ‘Go look it up’ .. not ‘Google’

I hate to be an exhibitionist, but here it is: My reference stand. And I use

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