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Articles that will get you started to become a succesful journalist, reporter or editor.

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Broadcasting – An overview of different broadcasting methods used for mass communication.

Copy editing – The traditional job of making copy "clear, correct, concise, comprehensible", and the changing role of a copy editor.

Editing – The definition of editing as it applies to the written word. Discussion of the different types of editors.

Guide to writing better articles – Everything from the structure, style and tone of an article, to fact checking and writing with the editor in mind.

History of writing – The development of writing systems around the world, beginning with Early Bronze Age and neolithic proto-writing.

Interviewing – What exactly is an interview? The differences among the different types on interviews.

Investigative journalism – The differences between an investigative journalist and other "news reporters".

Journalism – The definition of and description of various types of journalism. Ethical standards and legal rights.

Journalism scandals – The characteristics of a journalism scandal and many famous American examples.

Journalist – What is a journalist? Origins, contemporary definition, and ethical standards.

Mass media – The etymology, history and delivery methods of mass media. Negative aspects and trends.

News Broadcasting – The art of disseminating current events via the medium of television.

Newsroom – The parts of a newsroom and how they work together. Common misconceptions.

Objectivity (journalism) – Objectivity in journalism. The history of the 20th century concept, criticisms and alternatives.

Online Journalism – Different forms of online journalism, including blogs. Unique legal issues are discussed.

Reporters – What a (journalistic) reporter does and how one becomes a professional reporter.

News Style – Not only is there a particular vocabulary and sentence structure, but there is also the way in which stories present information in terms of relative importance, tone, and intended audience.

Journalism Bill of Rights – What journalists must offer and what citizens should expect.

 

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