Week 5 (10/3): Great content

“An Event Apart Chicago Sketchnotes: Tell a Good Story” by Mike Rohde is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

BY RUTH BERAN

Last week we touched on the importance of good storytelling on social media.

Meaningful stories connect with audiences on social media and make them more likely to engage and take action.

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Week 1 (10/2): Introduction to Writing

Eager young reporters learning the trade. Photo: JMULibraries/Flickr/CC

BY MARK GATELY

Welcome to Writing

Writing is a simple word that encompasses many meanings, even when restricted to the world of journalism, and, when it’s done right, is both a craft AND an art.

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Week 16 (2/12): Writing Satire

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Not all news writing and reporting has to be serious. Journalism isn’t all political scandals, court hearings, car crashes, special investigations and budget sums.

You can be funny too. And make a serious point at the same time.

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Week 8 (22/9): Writing humour and satire

satirical illustration: resetting donald trump
‘Reset’ by Arvin61r58 /CC/openclipart.org

BY DEB BAUER

When asked what’s important in their lives, most people often credit humour. Humour makes people feel good. Humour also improves your audience’s level of engagement.

Perhaps you believe you can’t write comedy? Think again. Chances are you too own a sense of humour. Today, we will be employing some techniques to cultivate your sense of humour as a writer.

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