Journo Jargon: "On the Record" vs. "Off the Record" vs. "On Background"
In the February 2019 Writer’s Digest, Roger Morris asks award-winning reporters how they convince sources to reveal explosive information. To add context to that piece, here he breaks down the difference between “on the record,” “off the record” and “on background” in this glossary refresher.
Bob Woodward Gets to the Bottom of Things: Timeless Investigative Journalism Techniques (from Writer's Digest 1996)
Given the buzz surrounding the explosive book Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward, we dug out a surprisingly timeless article from the August 1996 issue of Writer's Digest about Mr. Woodward's investigative journalism techniques.
indieLAB—a New Event for Entrepreneurial Writers
If you're an author, aspiring novelist, freelance writer or small publisher who wants to expand your readership, improve your business prospects and earn more from your writing, join us this September at indieLAB, an all-new event from Writer's Digest.
How to Identify Fake News: Crossing the Credibility Chasm with PEN America
PEN America is currently touring the country hosting local panels to educate journalists and the public alike on how to identify fake news. Here's what we learned from them.