the Craft: Writing Tools
is designed to help journalists understand style and grammar,
and to help find fresh story ideas.
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Guide to Grammar
and Writing, http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
This guide has answers to lots of questions at kinds of levels
(sentences, paragraphs, essays, powerpoints, etc.)
Webgrammar addresses questions on grammar, spelling, and typography.
This site has a variety of editing resources for students, professors
Handbook for Technical Writers, http://www.sti.nasa.gov/sp7084/contents.html
This handbook addresses style issues for those in technical
This site has news stories on 300,000-plus topics with article
links, and is constantly updated.
Poynter Online, http://www.poynter.org/uncategorized/6404/resources-story-ideas-and-more/
This site has a list, compiled by Al Tompkins, of other websites
that can spur story ideas.
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issues and on broader issues that have local impact. Its initial
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of Kentucky it has a statewide mission, and it has national
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of Alabama. It is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight
Foundation and the University of Kentucky, with additional financial
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