Journalistic principles


The theories and guidelines concerning the writing of a journalistic piece, how to capture the readers’ attention, and different ways to present news information. This includes methods such as the inverted pyramid and other narrative techniques to present information.

Alternative labels

journalistic principle
journalistic concepts
journalistic methods
journalistic approaches

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Journalistic principles is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Journalism lecturer: Journalism lecturers and media are subject professors, teachers, or lecturers who instruct students who have obtained an upper secondary education diploma in their own specialised field of study, journalism and media, which is predominantly academic in nature. They work with theiruniversity research assistants and university teaching assistants for the preparation of lectures and of exams, for grading papers and exams and for leading review and feedback sessions for the students. They also conduct academic research in their respective field of journalism and media, publish their findings and liaise with other university colleagues.

Optional knowledge

Journalistic principles is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Journalistic principles – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022

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