writing News course

Event Phone: 202-556-0822

  • September 8, 2015 - September 9, 2015
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    - Instructor: Diane Stoy

(Custom/Group Training Available.  Please contact us for additional information.)

Course Description

Writing for newsletters and other news periodicals should be brief and to the point. Writing concise, interesting articles can be more challenging than writing longer stories. Why? It’s hard to “write short” without being superficial or even misleading. Recent research shows that the traditional “pyramid” style of news writing is not necessarily the most effective. The Writing News course will help you accomplish exactly what you need to write clear and brief news stories.

Topics include:

  • New, more forceful reporting techniques
  • The 12 most common grammatical and punctuation errors in condensed writing
  • Strong leads and conclusions
  • Tone—what it is and why you should care
  • Ways to bring news to life and avoid tired formulas
  • Dos and don’ts of using spoken and printed quotations
  • Resources for research, fact-checking, and story idea



Venue Phone: 202-556-0822

1940 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, United States