Week 13 (10/11): Researching a news story

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BY DEBORAH BAUER

Research your topic

When writing a news article you need to research the topic extensively. To have a credible, well written, well-structured article, you have to know the topic well. Still it’s a lot trickier than you might think finding the right information, ensuring its factual.

READThe good, the bad, and the downright mad of Internet research

READHow to Research

READFinding reliable info

TASK
  1. Spend time reading and researching the links above. Then, chose one story from this list of media releases and re-write it into a story that you could publish on your WordPress site. Length: 300-400 words
  2. Choose a Creative Commons (CC) image – here’s how.

Author: veritychambers

Journalist and teacher

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