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Even in a digital world of TikToks and podcasts, good news writing never goes out of fashion. Whatever your passion as a journalist is, it is always worth honing your writing technique.

Many such skills come with experience and practice, but there are some tips that can start you on your way. MasterClass provides eight classic tips to write like a journalist.

Simple writing, it advises, it the trick to success. Readers are time-poor, so focus on your message and use short sentences to get the point across.

"Journalists use short sentences to deliver a story. News writing often uses the active voice as opposed to the passive voice—i.e. "She drove the car" rather than "The car was driven by her." The active voice is more direct, uses fewer words, and has a quicker tempo," it reads.

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