January 6, 2008

TIME OUT: Pimp My Writing

"Ninety percent of being a journalist is showing up."
- Mitch Gelman, Senior Vice President and Executive Producer, CNN.com


Here are a few of the topics from my presentation "Pimp My Writing" at The Campus Ledger's spring orientation.

The session covered:

  • Can I ax you something? - Developing questions that are both word and hatchets
  • Journalistic Bling - Style and Voice vs a hot mess
  • That's tight -- literally - Writing tight and with a focus

I'll add a few notes from the discussion and the Q&A.

Below are some of the web links I mentioned in the presentation.

Websites:

Handouts:

Freedom of Information:

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