Robert Gossage is a photographer based in Toronto, Canada. He is also a Professor of Chemistry at Ryerson University. He and I are collaborating on a book of photographs that we hope to publish late this year. He is the photographer; I the editor.
Ad-libbing by on-the-scene reporters
See "On-the-scene reporting."
"At the top of the news" / "Our top story"
See "Breaking news."
"Begs the question"
First: no. Second: do you know what this phrase means? Really? Hint: it's not "raises the question."
Feel-good tidbits to end the news
See "Fun facts."
"For more information, check our website"
"Has prepared this report"
See "Named reporters."
No. No. No. Just no.
Did you study journalism? See "They."
No. No. No.
Careful. Is this a story about the police, or is it about the crime?
Prepositions and conjunctions
No emphasis, ever. See "Radiospeak."
WTF?! Speak like normal people, please.
See "Sound bites."
Teasing the NEWS
"The CBC has learned"
"The Liberal Government"
Singular. See "Number-verb agreement."
"The Trudeau Government"
See "The Liberal Government."
He, or she; or "he or she," as appropriate; unless you actually mean they, in which case, they.
Plural. See "Number-verb agreement."
What, Who, When, Where, and Why
Yes. Nothing more, please.