Post 4: 300-500 words with two sources quoted

Post 4: Original 300-500 word article that includes quotes from at least two sources.

Due Sunday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m.
Worth 50 points

Required elements:

  • Compelling, descriptive headline that uses keywords.
  • 300-500 words
  • Two sources quoted. These are real people who have something relevant to say. You quote them word-for-word. Full names required. (Friends and family make lousy sources)
  • 5 Ws answered
  • Compelling lead
  • Organized story structure
  • Writing is compelling, free of spelling or grammatical errors.
  • Post is scanning-friendly. It features shorter sentences (or mix of long and short), paragraphs, lists, and headings.
  • Post is related to beat topic and provides useful information to the reader.
  • Key facts and information are attributed to sources, with hyperlinks if possible.
  • Proper permissions and credit for content created by others.
  • Posts are tagged with five user-friendly key words.

See what you can do in 380 words


About Nick DiUlio

My name is Nick DiUlio, a freelance writer and editor from New Jersey. I have been passionate about the craft of writing since I was old enough to spell, and this love has led to a successful career in journalism and creative nonfiction. As a freelancer, I have covered a wide range of topics and personalities, as my published work has focused on everything from profiles of artists and important political figures to hard-news stories with both national and local appeal; from restaurant and beverage reviews to tips on fashion and finance; from health and wellness pieces to celebrity Q&A’s. My work has appeared in several local, regional and national publications—both in print and online—including Philadelphia Magazine,, Miller-McCune, New Jersey Monthly, Eating Well, and Delaware Today. Additionally, I am the South Jersey Bureau Chief for New Jersey Monthly and an adjunct journalism professor at Rowan University. To be sure, the broadness of my body of work seems only to be matched by my boundless interest in almost every subject imaginable (except Warren Zevon). Check out some of my most recently published work here.
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