News Writing Tips

Don’t be a news writing ‘groaner’!

According to veteran Amercian TV journalist, Abe Rosenberg, of newswriting.com, when writing for the media (particularly the broadcast media) you should use language that is clear, concise and conversational rather than using jargon or cliches.

So here’s a list of the best/worst (depends how you look at it) ways to make your copy  groan – just click on the screen shot below)…

Newswriting.com Groaners

My fav…

Major Breakthrough – By definition, there’s no such thing as a minor breakthrough any more than there’s such a thing as a miniature Sumo wrestler.

So have a look at it for a bit of fun, and just remember too, that people like to read and hear stories in language they can understand.

Publicity Queen   Yours in publicity

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