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


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.

By cartoonist Royston Robertson.

Cartoonist Royston Robertson



Why does this work so well?

Take a look.

Creative work is hard work. Don’t give up.

Words to work by from Ira Glass.

Since your final projects focus on “change”

Found this photo gallery titled “Change.”

Be inspired.