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Training Writing tips

Avoid spaghetting – it will save you time!

If you don’t want to lose the plot in writing a stunning narrative feature, read this!

Environment Latest News TOP STORIES

Disaster fund needed to clean Duzi river spill

1,6 million litres of fatty oils and caustic soda poured out of Willowton Oil into the Msundusi River on Tuesday leaving a trail of destruction By Fred Kockott As a

Training Writing tips

Roller coaster! How to take your readers along for the ride

You have to take the reader on a journey. There must be ups and downs and you must reach a high point. Some thoughts on narrative arcs and structuring you story

Training Writing tips

Mrs Kelly’s Monster – a must-read for feature writers

Mrs Kelly’s Monster – the first Pulitzer winner for feature writing – is still relevant and amazing, so much so that Harvard’s Nieman Storyboard was still analyzing the piece 33 years after

Training Writing tips

Son of a pitch!

A primer on how do get editors gushin’ rather than cussin’.

Training

Have your say about hunting with dogs

Investigating the issue of hunting with dogs is one of Mlu Mdletshe’s next Roving Reporters assignments following recent complaints about the issue on the lower South Coast. In the following

Man Friday Social and Justice issues

Kissing the Cape Flats with a Band Aid strip

Sending in the army is like kissing the Cape Flats better with a Band Aid strip, writes Tony Weaver

Latest News Social and Justice issues TOP STORIES

National Lotteries Commission linked to controversial grants

Seasoned investigative reporter and journalism trainer, Raymond Joseph, uncovers what is possibly only a fraction of questionable grants involving National Lottery money.  First published by GroundUp Featured image:Raymond Joseph The

Environment Latest News

Sensational Shark Week
focus irks young scientist

Keen to teach people about misconceptions about sharks, Ocean Steward Natalie dos Santos, reflects on a recent free-diving experience with the apex predators – and lessons learned elsewhere. As freedivers, we

Writing tips

Hook ’em and reel ’em in:
How to write killer intros

Whether you are writing a news story or a feature, start your story with a bang. Hook the reader with your opening line!