How The Sausage is Made

Goddammit Pravda, if you’re going to shamelessly reprint BMW press releases, could you at least try to make them sound like actual journalism?

If you need some tips on how to do this “journalism” thing, or if you’re just an interested observer, try taking a lesson from the Reuters Handbook of Journalism, which has just been posted online in its entirety. Start from the Reporting and Writing Basics section.

Once you’ve read that, the Guide to Reuters Operations section is some terrific inside baseball. And Reuters has copped some flak in the past for its coverage of terrorism, so it’s interesting to read what the style guide has to say on the subject.

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