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On Sports Journalism

Passing the Torch: Don’t Let Great Sportswriting [sic] Flame Out

“More than news writing, more than editorial writing, more than feature, business, or food writing, the best contemporary sports writing draws its strength from a tradition of literary excellence that goes back 100 years.” 196 more words

Daily Fix

Revisiting President Kennedy 

Roy Peter Clark, the great American writing coach, once told me that one always remains under the shadow of the prominent people after whom one’s educational institutions are named. 322 more words

Edward Mason Fellowship Program

Writing Tips from Writing Tools # 3

Following on from the first two posts of Writing Tips from Writing Tools comes this, the third and final instalment of tips from Roy Peter Clark’s… 226 more words

Defending passive voice

I remember the lesson about passive voice from my first journalism class very clearly, and not just because my professor threw something at me to prove a point. 269 more words


Writing Tips from Writing Tools # 2

Following on from the Writing Tips from Writing Tools: #1, comes this, the second of three instalments from Roy Peter Clark’s Writing Tools, 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer… 217 more words

No Fault In These Stars As 2014 News Staffs Shine Bright. Here's 10 Reasons Why

There are at least 10 good reasons why some newspaper staffs shine a bit brighter in IHSPA’s 2014 Hoosier Star Critique and Competition. The good news is that none of these characteristics have anything to do with big budgets or special resources. 3,045 more words


Writing Tips from Writing Tools # 1

A few posts ago I listed Roy Peter Clark’s book Writing Tools, 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer as being among those that I look to when I need a little inspiration for my writing.  258 more words