How to write a good journalistic blog post

There are many ways that a journalist can go about writing a good blog post. It might be a sentence or two. It might be 500 words. But I think the essence of a worthwhile post can be boiled down to several elements: Call your audience’s attention to something it doesn’t know — for instance, an environmental blogger might write about a new study regarding electric cars. … Continue reading How to write a good journalistic blog post

Defining journalism in the 21st Century

It is undeniable that as the world becomes more global and more complex, the meaning of journalism is starting to vary from person to person and country to country. After the 1970s, the concept of ‘cultural/media imperialism’ by British scholar J. Oliver Boyd Barrett emerged. He believed that the globalization of communication had been driven entirely by Western technological advances and as such constituted a … Continue reading Defining journalism in the 21st Century

Becoming a journalist in the digital era

All of the gloomy reports about newspaper circulation rapidly dropping, network news ratings declining and reporters being laid off might lead you to believe that journalism itself is dying. But journalism is alive and well. It is just that the way reporters do their job is changing. With the growing popularity of the Internet, gone are the days of print-only or TV-only newsrooms. Media companies … Continue reading Becoming a journalist in the digital era

Top 10 journalists I love to read

Top 10 Journalists i love to read: Steve Lopez – LA Times Stephen Hayes – Weekly Standard Claire McNeill – Tampa Bay Times Spotlight Team – Boston Globe Leigh Munsil – The Blaze Kirsten Powers – USA Today Robert Fisk – The Independent Glenn Greenwald – The Intercept George Will – Real Clear Politics Chris Stirewalt – Fox News Digital Politics Continue reading Top 10 journalists I love to read

Journalists Covering court cases: the questions you were afraid to ask

The questions you were afraid to ask (or never got told) How do I find out about court cases? To find out if a case is due to appear in a given court, on a given day, the online source Courtserve is a good first stop. You can browse cases by court, although the next day listings won’t appear until mid-afternoon the day before. Every … Continue reading Journalists Covering court cases: the questions you were afraid to ask