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Category Archives: Writing for the web
Blogging is the best way for journalism students to develop in-depth knowledge in a particular area. Blogging should be structured as a required component of journalism curriculum. Students can try this content strategy for their blogs – anchor project and … Continue reading
Metadata texts for Google, social media and content curation: An overlooked part of writing for the web
An often overlooked part of web writing is the “invisible texts” of an article – metadata for search engines, social media sharing, and content curation. Articles with well-written metadata stand a better chance of being read and shared online. Metadata … Continue reading
If you are a digital journalism instructor, consider this “writing for the web” assignment in your class – ask students to rewrite a lengthy blog post. Many blog posts are long and written in a print style; they are hard … Continue reading
If I were to summarize what I did to grow this blog for the past year, it is (a) find a niche topic and target audience, (b) keep writing relevant, quality contents, and (c) let contents be found through Google … Continue reading
I said in other posts that the time-tested “old” journalism is still basis for good digital journalism, and here’s one more reason for that argument: the conventional “inverted pyramid” news writing style works especially well to facilitate reading of long-form … Continue reading
Guidelines for print news writing and web writing have been well established; however, guidelines for journalistic Twitter writing have not been fully explored. I developed some writing guidelines for a live-tweeting assignment in a digital journalism class, and these guidelines … Continue reading
Writing for the web requires some techniques and a special workflow that are not common in traditional print writing. Here are some tips that can optimize print materials for on-screen reading. These are the guidelines that I teach in media … Continue reading
A headline needs to be self-explanatory so that readers can “get the point” without reading the article or synopsis. This guideline is especially important if the article will be posted or shared on the web.
How to effectively use Storify as a news reporting tool: An experiment in my digital journalism class
Stonehill is slowly digging itself out after Blizzard Nemo dumped more than two feet of snow on the college. Continue reading
There are times you need to show a “live” web page in your post, not just a screenshot of that web page. With an embedded web page, readers can use the mouse to scroll up/down or left/right to explore the … Continue reading