Become a Cheer NN Cheer & Dance News Reporter!

CheerNN ReporterThink you have a story you want to share with other cheerleaders? You can share it here on CheerNN! We welcome your news, and want to hear your stories. There are a few guidelines and tips to help you put together a story that CheerNN will be able to publish and that subscribers will enjoy.

Guidelines:

1.) The story has to be true. We research stories and require that you present facts and evidence.

2.) Present yourself in a respectful manner. Keep in mind that you are representing your program, team, school, or gym. Your actions and words should reflect sportsmanlike conduct. You want the cheer world to see the best version of your team and you want your team to be proud of the story. CheerNN reserves the right to reject a story and give refusal to any publication that infringes on these guidelines.

3.) There is no spam allowed. We will not flood our newsfeed with repetitive ads. Images and stories must be appropriate for a “General”, (family age), audience. CheerNN will not allow obscene, illegal, or unsafe content. If you post inappropriate materials or spam 3 times, your profile will be terminated.

CheerNN will post our current CheerNN Reporter assignments options that you can help us cover. Once you accept an assignment, take note of the deadline and the criteria. We will cover topics that are interesting and important to cheerleaders. The more a story is read, reposted and shared, will show us what kind of news is important to our subscribers.

The more stories we get from our Cheer News Network readers from across the world, the broader our spectrums will become. Subscribers can click on the materials that interest them the most, and read the news that they find interesting. Articles that have been shared or posted on other social media networking sites will rank even higher and help us to focus on what is most important to out subscribers.

CheerNN Reporter Techniques:

Review…

What are the FACTS of your story? Don’t forget the, “who, what, where, when, how, and why” of your message. Keep in mind that the story must have true FACTS.

Put yourself in their cheer shoes…

Why is this story important to cheerleaders, coaches, parents and cheer fans? What makes your story stand out? How does your story identify you with the people reading, listening to or watching it? Make sure you use pertinent details to create a vivid storyline. Pictures, video and audio clips really help your storytelling.

Get Real…

Don’t overact and avoid being monotone. Imagine you are talking to some of your friends on the team. How would you tell them this story? Don’t rush. If you have an emotion, show it! Smile, frown, laugh, cry, but we don’t want to see you overacting and tossing cheer facials at us. Those are better suited for a different kind of performance.

Keep it smooth…

Make sure you have a beginning, middle and end to your story. Keep the tempo natural and easy to follow. If you are talking to or interviewing another person, ask the type of questions that the subscriber would ask.

How to be a good reporter:

For tips on how to be a good reporter and put together a good story, look at the following links from the fine folks over at CNN.

The ingredients of a good story…

Tips to master the art of interviewing…

How to dig up the best sources…

Storytelling secrets from a ‘one-woman band’…

Picking the perfect story…

Use these techniques to create stories that subscribers will want to share with their team and cheer friends! At CheerNN, YOU can be our STAR!

So now is the time to submit YOUR STORY below… We look forward to having you on board as a CherrNN Reporter !!

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