Sunday, August 26th, 2007

How To Write A Newspaper Article

I do a lot of talks about hip-hop journalism.

One of the things I always say is that part of the fun of it in the old days was the fact that no one had any clue how to write an actual journalistically sound piece, so we got these ridiculously strange pieces all the time–interrupted by some ill lyric or nugget of wisdom from Malcolm X, making a left turn into some long-winded analysis of the artist’s previous 15 b-sides, that kind of thing.

Since then, of course, the writing has gotten a lot more j-school approved professional, which is not a bad thing. But I still have love for the folks who write like they don’t know what a lede is.

So for those of you who have as little clue as I did what the hell a “nut graph” is” here’s a Hilarious piece from the Sunday Times that actually serves as a pretty functional, handy guide on how to write a newspaper article.

All you young bloggers, save this puppy for when you get that call.

And btw, in the meantime? Go read a book–many books–sometime. But that’s another lesson for another day…

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