Let’s get some OSU students on this list next year!
Here is one take from an editor in England. Think folks over there will come across the pond and compete with you? OF COURSE they will. Pay attention to the comments at the end, especially the one about young journalists going into job interviews without multimedia experience! Bad idea. Real bad.
How many of these cliche ledes have you written this quarter? How many have you read?
Should be at least 4 in-person interviews and at least 3 of them quoted directly. You may do follow-up interviews on the phone or even over e-mail, but those should be made clear in the story and on the contact sheet.
Word count should be between 800-1,000 words.
All the normal rules on formatting, setting the scene, objectivity, no interviewing friends, etc. still apply.
Any questions, lemme know.