The Fourm

The Forum student news magazine covers the news, features, and opinions of the Lander University community. Its rich history spans more than 60 years. The Forum is reported, designed, and edited by Lander students for Lander students, faculty, and staff. Any currently enrolled Lander student is eligible to serve on staff.

ontact: Robert Stevenson,, 864-388-8210


what makes a good news story?

A good story is about something the audience decides is interesting or important. A great story often does both by using storytelling to make important news interesting.

The public is exceptionally diverse. Though people may share certain characteristics or beliefs, they have an untold variety of concerns and interests.

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creating shareable content

The effectiveness of social media comes from its ability to tap into the most intrinsic desire among us -- the desire to share.

People share for different reasons. Here are the specific triggers of human psyche that motivates one to do so, and how you can utilize them.

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writing an effective research paper



  1. Discovering, Narrowing, and Focusing a Researchable Topic
  2. Finding, Selecting, and Reading Sources
  3. Grouping, Sequencing, and Documenting Information
  4. Writing an Outline and a Prospectus for Yourself
  5. Writing the Introduction
  6. Writing the Body
  7. Writing the Conclusion
  8. Revising the Final Draft

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