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Can You Explain It?

March 16, 2023

Sometimes, news stories cover specialized topics that require background knowledge the average reader might not have. For this type of story, a journalist might write an explainer article. An explainer provides what readers need to know about a complex topic.…


What's Your STEAM Story?

March 9, 2023

News stories about STEAM highlight events or discoveries in science, technology, the arts, engineering, or math. A STEAM story might describe an important scientific paper, a new novel, or an innovative construction project. Many of the most newsworthy topics today…


What's Your Local News?

March 2, 2023

Do you know what’s going on in your community? Keeping informed about global events is important, but it’s also good to know what’s happening where you live. This is where local news comes in. Community newspapers and local TV news…


TIME Is Turning 100!

February 16, 2023

On March 3, 1923, the first issue of TIME magazine was published. Soon we’ll be celebrating our 100th birthday! The world was much different a century ago. About a million kids ages 10 to 15 worked—mostly on farms and in…


What's Your Power Song?

February 9, 2023

The Grammys introduced a new award category this year: Best Song for Social Change. The winner was announced at the live ceremony on February 5. It was “Baraye,” by Iranian singer Shervin Hajipour. The song has become an anthem for…


What Do You See in Space?

January 19, 2023

A comet is passing Earth for the first time since the days of the Neanderthals. It’s called Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), and is visible with a telescope, binoculars, or even the naked eye, if it remains bright enough. NASA says…


What's Your Tech Story?

January 12, 2023

Technology is always advancing. Incredible inventions appear every year. In 2022, these included sunglasses that boost color and a bionic hand. But technology reporting involves more than just telling readers about new inventions. It goes into how technology is used,…



What's Your Tradition?

January 5, 2023

Many people greet the new year with special traditions, from watching fireworks to eating 12 grapes for good luck. Another tradition is the First Day Hikes. They began near Boston, Massachusetts, in 1992, with 380 people. Now, thousands of people…



Want to Write a Profile?

December 15, 2022

A profile is a news article that focuses on a person. It can be about a celebrity, a politician, or even an individual in your community who’s doing something noteworthy. Typically, a profile includes information about the person’s career, interests,…



What is Your Photo Story?

December 9, 2022

Reporters use writing to tell readers the news. Photojournalists use photographs. Sometimes, the pictures they make appear alongside a news story. But sometimes, the photos take center stage. In a photo essay, a photojournalist can tell a powerful story with…