Most popular posts of 2017
It’s that time of year when many people, including myself, look back at the year that’s been. Instead of tallying up all the items on my to-do lists that didn’t get done, I’m looking for things I did do. I invite you to try this as well.
In 2017 I hit 20 posts in the blog’s miniseries, Modern Journalist Toolkit. I also wrote and recorded some non-MJT blog posts. And no, I can’t give you a very good explanation of why some are MJT and others aren’t. If you can figure it out, let me know.
Here’s a recap of the posts that got the most attention this year:
Where you are impacts how and what you write.
One of the best ways to improve your pitch acceptance rate is for the story to have organic urgency.
It can take a lot of work to get those drop-in-your-lap assignments.
Fake news, disinformation, verification, and lessons from reporting under apartheid that may apply today.
Rather than chasing down deadbeats, these tips work to get the payment in on time in the first place.
Websites shut down, and paper breaks down. Get your clips together.
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