Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Online learning: Obituary writing

The Poynter Institute, regarded by newspaper wizards as the Hogwarts of journalism, is offering an obituary writing course through its online learning arm, NewsU.

It costs nothing to register as a NewsU member/client/student or to take the obits course.

Most of the lessons come from "Life on the Death Beat: A Handbook for Obituary Writers" by Alana Baranick (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio), Jim Sheeler (Rocky Mountain News) and Stephen Miller (Wall Street Journal, New York Sun).

Alana (that would be me) is your obit-writing instructor.

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