Poynter shares 50 writing tips

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies is a non-profit school focused on journalism. Besides offering different webinars and other educational opportunities, the organization provides insight into the journalism industry.

All of their content is insightful and informative. The entire site is worth a read.

However, if you are specifically looking for help with your writing, you need to check out Roy Peter Clark’s timeless article: Fifty Writing Tools: Quick List

The information is presented in easily digestible lists broken down by the following groupings:

  • Nuts & Bolts
  • Special Effects
  • Blueprints
  • Useful Habits

If you can’t find at least one thing to help improve your writing in this, you aren’t looking hard enough.

And if you are questioning the list, consider this: Poynter is a recognized leader in journalism education, and Roy Peter Clark has been a writing teacher since 1979.

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Todd R. Vogts, MJE, is an assistant professor of media at Sterling College in Kansas. Previously, he taught yearbook, newspaper, newsmagazine, and online journalism in various Kansas high schools, and he ran a weekly newspaper in rural Kansas. He continues to freelance as a professional journalist from time to time. Also, Vogts is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Journalism Education Association, among others. When he’s not teaching or writing, he runs his mobile disk jockey service and takes part in other entrepreneurial ventures. He can be reached at twitter.com/toddvogts or via his website at www.toddvogts.com.