How to use a colon
This Columbia Journalism Review piece shows journalists when and how best to use the colon.
A great grammar blog
Grammar is important in journalism because by following the rules of the English language, we can write in a manner than includes all of our readers. Writing slang or colloquial language excludes readers. You should learn at least the basic rules of grammar. In this blog, the New York Times writes regularly about the errors in grammar and usage that its editors see in the newspaper or online. This is a good place to begin to learn some of those grammar rules.