RuonaTips is the culmination of Ruona Meyer’s 16 year experience as a multimedia investigative journalist across print, radio, wire agency and digital outlets in Nigeria, South Africa, and the UK.
These handbooks, designed for use by students, working journalists, freelancers and trainers contain the techniques Ruona has honed as a lifelong journalism student and reporter.
RuonaTips on Finding and Writing Unique Stories starts with the basics of news writing but guides the reader to an elevated skill set that enables the speedy sighting, and articulation of exclusive news angles hiding in plain sight. Learn tried and tested techniques like the “Flak Method” Ruona used to gain a place at the Financial Times in London.
RuonaTips on Visualising (and pitching) your Investigation helps investigators efficiently appraise their stories and make concise pitches that not only highlight the story but take into account the needs of the journalist, the audience and those who commission investigations. You get detailed access to Ruona’s secrets in pitching award-winning investigations.
Ruona has worked as a reporter, editor, researcher, presenter, and producer on financial markets, business stories, development issues, and feature articles – notably in the BBC, the Financial Times in London, Reuters South Africa, Battabox, London, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) and NEXT Newspapers, Nigeria.