Recording at Schools May Be OK

Many states allow the recording of individuals in private settings only with the consent of all parties involved. Maryland is such a state: if you want to record a private telephone call, or use a camera or audio recorder in your office, you want to let people know that’s what you’re doing. This has rarely…

#Longread Interview with Robert Caro

You learn so much about great writing by listening to what he says in this interview. You learn a lot about interviewing and listening for the answer you need.

Take News Writing #6: Interesting People

The ability to ask people questions and listen to the answers is more than a skill needed for most jobs, it’s a skill needed for life. The good news, this skill can be taught. Come learn it in News Writing.

12 Reasons to Take News Writing #4

#montgomerycollege #mocoll #spring2017coursesĀ 12reasons news writing no.4 4: Facts Matter! The Oxford English Dictionaries dubbed “post truth” the word of 2016. Not in journalism! It might be trendy right now for people to decide what they wish to believe, but eventually truth shows its beautiful face, and we are there to capture it! Details here. (Questions…

12 Reasons to Take News Writing #3

#3: Face it, you bought a phone worth hundreds of dollars, and maybe you have a camera (a what?!?) lying around somewhere. A laptop? A tablet? Put them to good use. We take on the meaning of “mojo” (Mobile Journalist) fully in News Writing. Take it and use that stuff for something more than selfies!

12 Reasons to Take News Writing #2

2: The craft of news writing helps writers see how to reach audiences. This skill works not just for journalists but for anyone who writes an email (or even a text!). News writing helps a writer think critically about organization clarity and facts.

12 Reasons to Take News Writing #1

Our focus on basic writing, interviewing, photography and videography skills preps students for myriad careers in the greater DC area: journalism, law, political science, education. If the job requires communication, you require news writing skills!