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Words I love to hate

Words I love to hate

Absolutely: As in “The Prime Minister is absolutely opposed to everything.” or  “John Smith was absolutely in love with the girl next door.”. The PM either was or was not opposed to everything and John Smith was or was not in love. Address: You...
Quotable quotes

Quotable quotes

Quotes are one of the key elements of a news story. As reporters  we’re always told to go out and get good quotes. Of course, you can write a story without any quotes in it at all, but it becomes a bit like an instruction manual. Boring as bat dung. Yes, it’s full of...
ANZAC medals discovered a century after going missing

ANZAC medals discovered a century after going missing

Almost 100 years to the day since Lance Corporal Alfred Youdale landed in Anzac Cove, his great nephew Professor Graeme Clark received a heart-warming gift – the discovery of his forebear’s war medals. Professor Clark, famous for inventing the Cochlear Implant 30...

Nazi killer cows – it’s one heck of a headline!

This is what I call a great headline. Makes you click and read to find out what they’re on about. What the heck! Killer cows culled. http://www.farmweekly.com.au/news/agriculture/cattle/beef/what-the-heck-killer-cows-culled/2720574.aspx Another great head on the...

Quotes I love

“No story ever lost impact by being told in plain English.” – Keith Waterhouse, in Waterhouse on Newspaper Style. “News is what someone wants suppressed. Everything else is advertising. The power is to set the agenda. What we print and what we don’t...

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