Useful Suggestions for Investigative Reporters

Al Sunshine was an investigative reporter for a Florida TV station for forty years. He’s written a column for the RTDNA with some useful tips. It’s short, to-the-point, and worth the few minutes it will take to read it. The column is here.... - MORE -

Twitter Founder Salutes Journalists

It may be hard for some to believe, but Twitter is now in its tenth year. The man who founded the ubiquitous social app, Jack Dorsey, let out a flurry of tweets Saturday, March 21, on his brainchild’s ninth birthday, in which he gave much of the credit for Twitter’s... - MORE -

Is Your News Writing “Official-Sounding”?

Most news writers have a variety of crutches they lean on when writing a story quickly to make a deadline. Some writers are lazy and just copy-and-paste large chunks of text right out of a police report with little consideration for the “cop-talk” that’s always found in such reports, not... - MORE -
In Depth

Open Meetings Law

Our state has a very powerful Open Meetings Law, which permits reporters to attend and report on all meetings of governmental bodies, boards, and commissions, and it allows reporters to record and photograph a meeting held in open session as long as you don’t interfere with the conduct of the... - MORE -