Tuesday, March 07, 2006
TRAINING RESOURCE: NewsCollege.ca website
From Jonathan Dube, writing on the Poynter website:
A new place for journalists to find tips online
By Jonathan Dube
NewsCollege is a new site for journalists, packed with dozens of
journalism tip sheets and articles.
The site, which launched earlier this month, was created by Gregg
McLachlan, the Associate Managing Editor of the Simcoe Reformer in
For years he has published the newsroom newsletter "The Write Way," which
has been circulated to journalists in Canada, the United States,
Caribbean, Malaysia, Europe, South Africa and South America.
NewsCollege is a new site that includes many of the tip sheets previously
published in "The Write Way," some of which have been updated and revised
The tips touch on all of the basics, such as tightening copy and
eliminating weak quotes. The site also has dozens of other tips ranging
from how to learn from your mistakes to 50 ways to find story ideas.