Posts about Writing Tips

March 16, 2017

GV Has Taglines On Posts Now?

Here at Global Voices Tech HQ (my apartment) we try to avoid overloading the editing process for GV posts with a million steps and processes because we don't want you to...

February 24, 2017

Facebook Instant Articles Are Live on GV: What you need to know

Greetings Earthling Voices!  As we promised in our format test post Facebook Instant Articles, the nebulous publishing tool that makes our posts ultra fast for mobile Facebook visitors, is now...

October 11, 2016

What Did You Just Say….?

Hello, GV community! I suppose it's customary, in one's first blog, to do some sort of introductory statement or a brief synopsis of one's life experience. Seeing as how this...

July 29, 2016

Weekly Writing Tips: Grab Some Popcorn for This One

In this week's writing tips, I'm sharing some of my favorite films related to journalism.

July 20, 2016

Weekly Writing Tips: How to Stay On Top of Social Media Reporting

I want to bring attention to the the recently published Social Media Reporter, an excellent, easy to follow and all-encompassing guide on news-gathering on social media.

June 14, 2016

How to Recognize Online Scams: The Case of False Football Prophets on Twitter

How to recognize when scammers are using Twitter to present themselves as "prophets" or "fortune tellers". A case related to football provides an instructive example.

June 6, 2016

Writing Tips: Finding Web Pages That Are No Longer Online

Quoting sources is of key importance to establishing credibility, but what to do when a quoted web page 'disappears'? Sometimes there's a way to find a copy.

April 27, 2016

Writing Tips: There's News Writing Wisdom to Be Found in TV Advertising

The best stories address basic human needs that are easy to relate to. Empathy, commitment and passion last longer than tons of facts and figures.

April 13, 2016

Writing Tips: Make Your Story Sing! What We Can Learn About Storytelling From Freddy Mercury's ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Listen to your favorite songs. Study the storytelling of the songwriters. They tell powerful stories in fewer words than the average daily news story. Use those techniques in your stories.

April 6, 2016

Writing Tips: Storytelling in the Eyes of Other Storytellers

"When you're telling a story, have you constructed anticipation? In the short-term, have you made me want to know what will happen next?"