Week 10 11/1

Agenda for the today:

News quiz

Grammar note:

AP style notes:

  • Use last name after first reference, even for a feature.
  • death, die: Don’t use euphemisms like passed on or passed away except in a direct quote.

Writing notes:

  • Avoid empty adjectives, especially good, wonderful, great.  Use details to demonstrate. Show, don’t tell.

News Feature Examples:

Backlash by the Bay: Tech Riches Alter a City

Twitter Helps Revive a Seedy San Francisco Neighborhood, The New York Times

A San Francisco Street Transformed by Food, The New York Times

As Wealth Changes the Tenderloin, a Move to Preserve Artistic ‘Gems,’ The New York Times

https://media.licdn.com/mpr/mpr/shrinknp_200_200/AAEAAQAAAAAAAAQrAAAAJGE0NWQ0Yjc0LWU4MjMtNDg0NS1iMmNiLTkyY2EzMWNiODEzMQ.jpgGuest Speaker: Michael Barba, San Francisco Examiner

Next week: Breaking news


About rkanigel

I'm an associate professor of journalism at San Francisco State University, where I teach Introduction to Online Journalism, Reporting, Newswriting and other courses and advise Golden Gate [X]press, the student newspaper. I was a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years and I've written for many magazines and websites, including TIME, U.S. News & World Report, Prevention, Health, Reader's Digest, lime.com and CNN.com.

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