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Writing and Editing

St. Louis Public Radio's Kelsey Proud offers tips for engaging niche audiences

During a recent NPR editorial training webinar, engagement editor Kelsey Proud outlined seven questions all journalists should ask themselves to involve their target audience.

Sam Berkhead | September 16, 2015

On data’s role in investigative reporting: “It’s all about the evidence”

Award-winning data journalist David Donald shares insights on how journalists can use data and numbers to augment their interviewing, writing and reporting.

Sam Berkhead | September 07, 2015

What photojournalists can learn about storytelling from these 'Humans of New York' spinoffs

Two photographers share their goals in creating local versions of 'Humans of New York,' a storytelling project that features a photograph and quote from strangers in the city. 

Dena Levitz | July 28, 2015

The Guardian's advice for turning blogging into a career

How to take blogging from hobby to livelihood, how the BBC overhauled its podcast-making process and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance. 

IJNet | July 24, 2015

Tips on preparing an effective journalism grant proposal

Djordje Padejski, the interim fellowship impact leader for the JSK Journalism Fellowships at Stanford, shares 15 tips on how to write a cohesive, detail-oriented grant proposal.

Djordje Padejski | July 03, 2015

Three steps to ensure responsible desk reporting on Mexico stories

The Associated Press recently misspelled the name of Mexico's former first lady, and didn't issue a correction. In light of the recent flub, here are three strategies for reporting with accuracy.

Julie Schwietert Collazo | July 01, 2015

NPR's Storytelling Lab started 'like a pop-up restaurant'

NPR's Michael May explains how public radio's Storytelling Lab works, why infographics are important and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by CIMA.

IJNet | June 19, 2015

CIMA panel: Journalists need more training in diversity to overcome 'black and white' reporting

A recent panel hosted by the Center for International Media Assistance and the Media Diversity Institute examined how journalists can conduct inclusive reporting, even on deadline. 

Margaret Looney | June 12, 2015

How to pitch story ideas: tips from journalists

Ricchiardi rounds up tips from editors and freelancers on crafting the perfect sell for your next piece. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | April 09, 2015

Tips for using narrative story elements in your reporting

Buttry urges journalists to think beyond the lede and embrace storytelling techniques to give your next piece some color.

Steve Buttry | April 07, 2015

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