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Young journalist looking for feedback

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MaxPetrunya, May 26, 2006.

  1. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    As mentioned many times, not a big fan of such hard-and-fast-rule pronouncements.
  2. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    A general comment on length of paragraphs.

    When I went back to school to get my masters, I got consistently whacked (got a C+ on my first education paper), because my sentences and paragraphs were shorter than what the professors wanted. That came from being in a newsroom for the better part of a decade.

    It's a tough balance when you're in college. You want the newspaper stuff to be done right, but at the same time. you want to give the other professors what they want.

    I agree with a lot of what has been said.

    1. The writing basics are there.

    2. Fact-check (have editors who fact-check).

    3. Focus locally. Gotta be a tone of potential columns for you.

    4. Keep writing.
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