List-based journalism

Buzzfeed

Journalists can also write the Lady Godiva story as a list, taking all the answers to the six Ws as separate points. 37 naked Lady Godiva horse ride tax protest facts List-based journalism has become popular since Buzzfeed broke the mould. In print and on TV screens lists would be …

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Curation

Guardian website

An online journalist will often curate others’ work. This might mean pulling together what others have said, posted or written about a news event; itemising related facts; or dredging up previous examples of something similar. Often these are presented as a list. You might take snippets from news sources’ websites, …

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Writing for the web

Rudyard Kipling. text reads: I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who.

Journalists will be familiar with the six Ws and the inverted pyramid of news. The six Ws are Who, What, Where, When, Why and How. Rudyard Kipling called these the six honest serving-men in a poem he wrote for his daughter. Full poem from the Kipling Society. This is available …

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Online journalism: more than writing for the web

log book

The Lady Godiva story has long been used as an example in journalism training – this was the case when Chris Wheal started the then Periodical Training Council (PTC) log-book training scheme in 1987. This site updates the Lady Godiva story to show how journalists need to work differently online: …

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