Free Press 101:
How we practice journalism
It is more important than ever for those who consume news to do so with a critical eye in order to know the information they are reading is coming from a trusted and accurate source. Click the question boxes below to learn more about how the Free Press puts together its stories, from information gathering and editing to the art of constructing the perfect headline.
What does it mean when we say the Free Press is an independent publication? What’s the difference between a news story and an opinion column? How do newspapers adapt to changes in language? How do reporters and newsrooms get their stories? How do reporters gather and use quotes? What do copy editors do? What makes an ad different than a news story? How many people does it take to put a story together? What’s in a headline? Have a question?