Alex McNamee

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  • Elements of Newsworthiness

    Not all story ideas are good ideas. In order to be able to tell the difference, you need to understand the seven elements that make something news. What makes it worth reporting on?  In This Lesson...

  • Identifying Sources

    As a general rule, every article should have at least three sources. Finding who or what those sources are, what you do with them and how you decide if it's enough is part of the challenge.  In Thi...

  • Headline Writing

    What is a headline? What does one look like? What makes a good one? In news writing, the most difficult part in writing a story sometimes can be what you have to do once it's finished — summarizing...

  • What Makes a Good Photo

    At a time when everyone has a camera in their pocket, photojournalism still has its principles — and they have nothing to do with selfies, filters, poses or landscapes. So let's introduce you to a ...

  • Advanced Headline Writing

    For our introductory lesson in headline writing, click here. Once you have that basic knowledge, you can start to consider ways to optimize those headlines for the internet.  In This Lesson Advance...