Fake News Interview Journalist Kerry Cue Australia

Episode 18 – Writing [Fake] News Articles with Journalist and Author Kerry Cue

I discuss fake news, writing for the papers and being stereotyped with my writing mentor Kerry Cue. She spent 20+ years writing humourous op-ed (opinion-editorial) articles for Australia’s major newspapers and now she blogs about maths. Yes, maths! Her blog ‘Mathspig’ has had 1 million+ hits to date. Seriously, she’s just so much fun to talk to and learn from. Find Kerry’s words at https://kerrycue.com and https://mathspig.wordpress.com/.

Taku Podcast Interview Journalist Kerry Cue Australia


Key points about writing news articles

This is what I learnt from my podcast interview with Kerry:

  • Do your research
  • Be concise in your writing and don’t waffle
  • Know your word limit – 600, 750, 1000 words etc
  • Summarise your story in a sentence then work towards that
  • Have a very good headline that hooks an editor (and readers) in
  • Write about what you know
  • Write about what you don’t know (ha!) – just use a different voice and get creative
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