Crafting an Effective News Story (Workshop #4, Specialized Communications Curriculum)

Do you have a news story to share but aren’t sure where to begin or how to get the word out? What should go in the first paragraph? Does it need an attention-grabbing headline? What’s the best length for a story? Led by Emily Aronson, campus life writer and special projects assistant, and Mike Hotchkiss, social sciences writer, in the Office of Communications, this workshop covers the basics of Journalism 101 and Princeton Newswriting 101. You’ll learn in a hands-on fashion how to quickly write a basic story about an event, an award, or other newsworthy subject, and you’ll get pointers on the best ways to distribute your pieces and on what makes a great “Princeton” story for the University homepage or other websites.

October 28, 2016, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
New South, 7th-floor training room