The power of a pull quote and a sub head

Why do headlines (and pull quotes or sub heads) matter? Because they invite you to read the story. This popped up in my Facebook feed; seriously, could YOU resist NOT wanting to click on the link to read the story? Discuss.

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And here’s the story.

 

Length does NOT always equal quality

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A reminder that “short” and “tight” can be powerfully descriptive.  Worth noting, no matter what medium you’re using, especially as you battle the dreaded length limit.

A compilation of haikus describing New York City. Because if folks can describe New York City in 17 syllables, then you can tell a powerful story in 2 minutes.

 

 

Guest speaker May 8: visual journalist Joshua Trujillo

He’s confirmed for May 8.

You can start getting to know him and following his work by following him on Twitter: @joshtrujillo

Thanks.

The amazing photography — and fascinating backstory — of the work by a 24-year-old

 

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You might have seen these amazing photos of a young “Eagle hunter” from Mongolia.

Since we’re about to start talking visual journalism, here’s a link to a story about the reporting the 24-year-old photographer did to find the story. (And how little outlets wanted to pay him).

And here’s a link to the actual photos. AH-MAY-ZING.

 

What did you effing say?

An interesting editorial — Arguing for profanity in print

Looking for assignments?

I’ll be adding them to this page here.

The Modern Journalist

 

 

By cartoonist Royston Robertson.  http://www.roystoncartoons.com/2009/05/journalism-cartoon-its-about-multi.html

By cartoonist Royston Robertson.

Cartoonist Royston Robertson