Journalistic Writing

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  1. advocacy
    active support of an idea or cause
  2. anecdote
    short account of an incident
  3. angle
    a biased way of looking at or presenting something
  4. bias
    influence in an unfair way
  5. background
    information that is essential to understanding a situation
  6. credibility
    the quality of being believable or trustworthy
  7. objective
    undistorted by emotion or personal bias
  8. editorial
    an article giving opinions or perspectives
  9. proximity
    the region close around a person or thing
  10. prominence
    the state of being widely known or eminent
  11. consequence
    the state of having important effects or influence
  12. libel
    a false and malicious publication
  13. slander
    words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
  14. sensational
    causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion
  15. copyright
    secure an exclusive right to publish and sell a written work
  16. deadline
    the point in time at which something must be completed
  17. values
    beliefs of a group in which they have emotional investment
  18. clarity
    the quality of being coherent and easily understood
  19. brevity
    the use of concise expressions
  20. relevance
    the relation of something to the matter at hand
  21. attribution
    assigning some quality or character to a person or thing
  22. paraphrase
    express the same message in different words
  23. transition
    a passage or word that connects a topic to one that follows
  24. profile
    biographical sketch
  25. feature
    a special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine
Created on March 26, 2013

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