These examples explain how journalists do their jobs. Think about the decisions journalists are making and the process involved in individual stories. But also consider the bigger picture, such as company-wide or industry-wide policies and processes. Some examples include:
Accuracy and corrections • Breaking news • Labeling and explaining types of content • News literacy • Reporting process • Sourcing • Story selection • Why news matters • Wire service and partner content
See a few stand-out examples in this gallery, and scroll down for a longer list to get inspired.
“HOW NEWS WORKS” HIGHLIGHTS
Station WCPO wrote a column explaining how the newsroom makes coverage decisions, from story idea to research to coverage.
ENID News & Eagle wrote a column to explain how and why the newspaper uses Associated Press and other wire content.
KCRG explains what they don’t cover when it comes to crime coverage, specifically addressing why they don’t report on unconfirmed school threats.
The Burlington Free Press explained why the newsroom decided to use an unnamed source in a big investigation.