Training

News Writing

Writing is the backbone of a newspaper. Check out these links to learn about how to be a news reporter. News Writing News Writing Basics Writing Tips Inverted Pyramid  

Training

Web Publishing

Our website, wkuherald.com, uses the content management system TownNews’s Blox CMS. To gain access to publishing on TownNews, please see Carrie for an account. To log into your account please visit their login page: https://admin-newyork1.bloxcms.com/ PUBLISHING: To learn more about publishing on the website please visit the Blox Training Quick Start Guide: There you will find information… Read More Web Publishing

Editing

Editing

Editing is the process of selecting and preparing written, visual, audible, and film media used to convey information. The editing process can involve correction, condensation, organization, and many other modifications performed with an intention of producing a correct, consistent, accurate and complete work. Copy editing (also copy-editing or copyediting, sometimes abbreviated ce) is the process of reviewing and correcting written material to improve accuracy, readability, and… Read More Editing

Training

Photojournalism

The primary role of a College Heights Herald photojournalist is to be a strong visual storyteller.  By photographing, editing, and presenting images in the Herald and on our website, we need you to tell a story in a way that no one else in our community can. From photographing greek events, to WKU sports, to breaking… Read More Photojournalism

Training

Ethics

WHY ETHICS? As a member of the staff of the College Heights Herald and WKU Talisman, you are expected to follow a code of ethics that should be considered when making reporting decisions. Inevitably you will face situations where you have to make a decision and here are some resources to help you along. Student… Read More Ethics

Editing

Five-Minute Stylebook

10 percent of the rules cover 90 percent of style questions PEOPLE Capitalize formal titles when they appear before names (The message was sent to former President Vladimir Putin). Lowercase titles when they follow a name or stand alone (Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, fired his foreign minister). Lowercase occupational or descriptive titles before or… Read More Five-Minute Stylebook