Precision Journalism-Grammar, Structure, and Usage:
–Have trouble with lie vs. lay and who vs. whom?
–Need a quick guide to healthy vs. healthful?
–Pronoun usage a problem?
–Is he shorter than she, or shorter than her?
If you write, or if you edit the writing of others, then this webinar and the accompanying materials are designed to make your life easier. We explore some grammar basics, such as correct pronoun usage, some typical pitfalls for reporters, and some ways to make your newspaper clean, correct, and cogent.
From Once Upon a Time to the End:
Or as journalists say, from the lead to the kicker. This session explores why beginnings and endings are so important to your writing, and how to nail them every time. Plus, beginnings and endings are just as important in a paragraph as they are to the overall arc of the story. This isn’t just an academic session on writing. This is about grabbing readers’ attention, keeping them engaged, and rewarding them at the end. Where are you likely to lose a reader? In the middle. This hands-on session will leave you with concrete tips to keep readers’ attention until the end.
Another 60 Story Ideas in 60 Minutes:
Need an idea for your next enterprise story? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. The Cedar Rapids Gazette’s Zack Kucharski returns for a webinar featuring rapid-fire story ideas that are guaranteed to cure a case of writer’s block. This session includes from all areas of the newsroom: news, features, sports and more.
Successful Interviewing in Emotional Situations:
They are upset.
- At what just happened that changed their lives.
- At themselves.
- At someone else.
- At you.
- At anyone.
And you have to interview them.
This webinar gives you tips on how to handle sensitive interviews that even you might rather not have to do, but which are necessary to do your job.