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Poynter: How false reports of Joe Paterno’s death were spread and debunked

by Jeff Sonderman Published Jan. 21, 2012 9:58 pm News spread quickly Saturday evening that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had died. Except, he hadn’t. Here is an account of how it happened. [View the story “False reports of Joe Paterno’s death” on Storify]

‘The Elements of Style’ remained

The Elements of Style from Jake Heller on Vimeo.

Common Errors: Bias article (cont.)

There’s some repetition here, but that’s the point: It is my experience that you repeat the same mistakes over and over. So try to pay attention to these points and learn from them. Your next story will reflect the improvement. While and as: These words make poor connectors after a comma or semicolon. Instead, start […]

Common Errors: The bias story/essay

Please note that this is a work in progress as I read and edit through your stories and provide you with feedback. It should take me a week to complete all your stories. Directions, especially in a large class like this one, are meant to be followed. That means: 1. Read your syllabus thoroughly. That’s […]