Journalism is a form of writing that tells people about things that really happened, but that they might not have known about already.People who write journalism are called "journalists." They might work at newspapers, magazines, websites or for TV or radio stations. The most important characteristic shared by good journalists is curiosity. Good journalists love to read and want to find out as much as they can about the world around them. Journalism comes in several different forms: I. News A. Breaking news: Telling about an event as it happens. B. Feature stories: A detailed look at something interesting that's not breaking news. C. Enterprise or Investigative stories: Stories that uncover information that few people knew. II. Opinion A. Editorials: Unsigned articles that express a publication's opinion. B. Columns: Signed articles that express the writer's reporting and his conclusions. C. Reviews: Such as concert, restaurant or movie reviews. Online, journalism can come in the forms listed above, as well as: · Blogs: Online diaries kept by individuals or small groups. · Discussion boards: Online question and answer pages where anyone can participate. · Wikis: Articles that any reader can add to or change. The best journalism is easy to read, and just sounds like a nice, smart person telling you something interesting. Reporting There are three main ways to gather information for a news story or opinion piece: · Interviews: Talking with people who know something about the story you are reporting. · Observation: Watching and listening where news is taking place. · Documents: Reading stories, reports, public records and other printed material. The people or documents used for reporting a story are called "sources." In story, he always tell the readers what sources he has used. So he must remember to get the exact spelling of all sources' names. in the story to be accurate, including the names of the sources quoted.. Often, a person's name is not enough information to identify them in a news story. Lots of people have the same name, after all. So he will also write down the sources' ages, their hometowns, their jobs and any other information about them that is relevant to the story. Many good reporters r start by keeping a diary. !