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Season's greetings. As the year comes to an end, we bring you the first set of webinars in our three-part series on building digital news capacity; the series are based on our 11-week Knight training.

A Guide to Style Guides

Dec 16, 2013
Ki-Min Sung


Public radio member stations have been honing their sound and style for decades. Now, with the incorporation of text and image-based digital news, radio practitioners are addressing questions about capitalization, ellipses, captions and hyperlinks. This is leading many stations to consider their own style guides.

Best Practices for Web Writing [VIDEO]

Jun 13, 2013
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This session examines techniques for webifying your radio story for the online audience. We also explore what makes a great web-native story. And we offer advice on when to choose one approach over the other.

We will also take a look at how to manage your time when producing content for several mediums. Some questions to ask: 

1. Who is my audience?
2. What is most relevant?
3. What is the best use of my time? 

If you're looking for some inspiration, take a look at the work of some of these excellent journalists in broadcast:

What makes a good headline?

This webinar covers how you should think about headlines, how you should approach them and some ways you can go about writing them.  

Some good headline writers to watch include: Gawker, Quartz, The Atlantic WireForbes and The Two-Way

On Reddit, Stories Earn KCUR Record Traffic

Jun 7, 2012

The staff of KCUR is doing an admirable job of creating digital content that is clickable, shareable and valuable.

This week they demonstrated this with a couple of stories.