Defending passive voice

I remember the lesson about passive voice from my first journalism class very clearly, and not just because my professor threw something at me to prove a point. Avoiding passive voice has been firmly cemented in my mind. At the Writing Center I worked at, I often found myself struggling with a future scientist trying … More Defending passive voice

Case Study: Student journalists handle controversy

Grow a thick skin. Trust in your work. Revel in criticism as a sign of your public significance. And recognize readers are often not the best judges of quality journalism. 6 lessons student journalists learned at the center of a reporting controversy by Daniel Reimold At my very small school newspaper, the Setonian, it would take a … More Case Study: Student journalists handle controversy

The differences in print and online journalism

‘If what’s happening in Seattle and Minneapolis is indicative, then local online newspapers really are offering a product that is fundamentally different in content focus as well as content and delivery,’ they write. Research: If it bleeds, it leads — online, but not as much in print by Andrew Beaujon My school paper’s online version is … More The differences in print and online journalism