Article Nuts and Bolts: Putting Together a News Brief


Learn the core of how all front-of-book magazine pieces are constructed.


65 minutes of video
65 minutes of audio
13 slides
23 pages of transcripts

In the first in our new series walking through the construction of different types of articles, we begin with that front-of-book stable, the news brief.

We’ll walk through a part of the writing process–structuring your articles–that should come before your fingers hit the keyboard and before you even begin researching your piece to show you how to quit second-guessing yourself and save tremendous time on your articles.

We will cover:
– What does writing tight really means?
– The classic inverted pyramid
– What do news briefs really look like in the travel context, since we’re not taking run-of-the-mill newspapers here
– In depth look at specific examples of news briefs from “the wild”