Please, no journalese

Aug 22nd, 2009 | By

Journalists should eliminate the strange construction, stilted language and stiff wording of journalese to make their writing stronger.

Quickchés: New source of tired writing

Apr 22nd, 2009 | By

Cliches are timeworn expressions that were once fresh and new. From overuse, they have become tired and can weaken our writing.

Keep jargon out of your journalism

Apr 20th, 2009 | By

Your Journalism 101 textbook says not to use jargon. But police, courts and government are well known sources of the stuff, so even the newest reporters knew which words to watch for.

Facebook: sneaky multimedia teacher

Apr 3rd, 2009 | By

Some of my fellow faculty members and I believe that Facebook is teaching our students Web skills.

Edit copy, don’t just tweak

Mar 22nd, 2009 | By

Writing coaches give their advice on editing and writing. The big secret: Early editing gives both writers and editors more control.