Friday, March 11, 2005

Wanna be treated like a journalist? Learn to write like one

As reported by Threadwatch, the University of Southern California's Online Journalism Review is now publishing a wiki-based tutorial on journalism, specifically for bloggers who wish to add a little more credibility and professionalism to their blogs. The tutorial is excellent, and includes very practical advice on three of the main sections of "journalistic writing" (ethics, reporting, and the actual writing) that all bloggers should be learning more about anyway. And since it's wiki-based, anyone who wants can stop by and add a little advice themselves, or bring up subjects that bloggers may think about but that may at first elude the attention of full-time journalists. Why, that could, in fact!