Journalists play word of the day

Fire! We started playing word of the day at the newspaper. Basically we have a word and try to cram it into the newspaper somewhere. For those unfamiliar, I’m a copy editor at the Daily Titan in and the copy desk edits and proofreads the entire newspaper. We started the game Sunday when our teaser […]

Cal State Fullerton Journalism Writing

Writing tip: Captivate readers with an interesting lead

Wells Fargo Orange County President Ben Alvarado presents a new car to a Cal State Fullerton student who won a contest. Here’s how I covered the story. Photos by Tim Worden. Traditionally, creative leads are shunned from hard news stories. Those are for features, we think. Absolutely not. Creative leads can be used in news […]

Life Writing

Life goes faster than you think, so don’t blink

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” -Henry David Thoreau, Walden Being a senior in college is fun. […]

Cal State Fullerton Journalism News

Learning to be a newspaper Copy Editor

You know the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld? Yeah, this isn’t about him, except I was thinking of him since I now work as a Grammar Nazi. I am a Copy Editor at Cal State Fullerton’s newspaper, The Daily Titan, where I ensure that the newspaper has proper facts, grammar and style. Journalists are a passionate […]

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Confession: Why I Love to Read

It’s official: I have an addiction to reading. But hey, nothin’ wrong with that, right Doc? I’ve already read more than 20 books this summer, and I’m aiming for another 10 to 15 more before I go back to college. So, why do I read? Well, there’s the obvious answers: To get lost in a […]