Archive for January, 2016

Senol Taskin is a dedicated individual who has been working in the professional world of journalism for more than 25 years. As a freelance reporter, he can work for a number of different news organizations and publications at once. Not only did he study journalism in undergraduate school at the University of Michigan, but he also obtained a graduate degree in finance from Columbia University, which is what he typically writes about. He believes that the public needs to hear about news being made in the financial industry, and they need to read the words of someone who isn’t professional working in the industry. Senol works for the people, and believes he can give them a voice in the financial world.

In order to be a successful journalist, you have to be able to write basic news stories. Even if you don’t work for a major or local news source, but in other fields of journalism, learning how to write news pieces is an essential part of being a professional journalist. Unlike the writing you do for school, news stories are concise, clear, and to the point. The most interesting aspects to the story go at the top, and are even summarized in one to two sentences at the beginning called the lead. Although there are a lot more subfields to journalism than just news, the basic principles of writing an article will be the same.

The first thing to do when writing a news story is to get your facts straight. You want to make a list of the most important facts to your story in order of importance. Your story will be constructed around this list, with the most important facts being the bulk and lead of your story. This ensures that the most important information will be what captures the reader’s attention, leaving them hooked to the rest of the story. Most news readers, especially in a world dominated by technology, simply read the headlines and leads to stories to see if they are of interest. It’s up to the writer to make those few sentences captivating.

In addition to writing stories with the most important information first, you will also want to make sure your information is accurate, and unbiased. News stories are not to be told by somebody interjecting their own political views. A good news story tells both sides equally and fairly in order to give people an accurate account. This means that you’ll have to do more reporting than writing, and it also means making sure all sides of a story have the chance to give their opinions.

Senol Taskin has spent the last 25 years working in the journalism industry, and has become an expert at writing news stories that capture and hold his readers’ attentions.

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