His name is Vince Doria, and while you may never have heard of him, he is one of the pioneers of new media. Doria is stepping down as News Director for ESPN, an operation he’s headed since the early days (1992) of what he says has become “a cross-platform behemoth”.... - MORE -
Cameras and microphones of Wisconsin broadcast media are in evidence everywhere around the state capitol as they provide coverage of the debate and events surrounding right-to-work legislation. Reporting on what state government is doing is in the DNA of Wisconsin broadcast newsrooms. What is a “special session” of the legislature... - MORE -
If you really want to know what’s going on in the beats you cover, you need to develop and maintain good sources – the people who know “the story behind the story” and are often first to know when something new comes up. Here’s some great information about developing sources... - MORE -
The Millenials – those born in the 80’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s – those who followed “Generation X” and are sometimes but less frequently called “Generation Y” – have vastly different TV viewing habits than the generations that preceded them. Here’s an interesting article in the New York Post
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This is compelling video taken during an actual live shot by KDFW-TV (Dallas, TX). The link is here
The reporter on the live shot seems pretty well-informed about what his rights as a representative of the media are.
To be sure you, as a Wisconsin reporter, are familiar with... - MORE -
Here is the statement released by NBC News President Deborah Turness on the evening of February 10th, 2015:
We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months. The suspension will be without pay and is effective immediately. We... - MORE -
Jill Giesler of the Poynter Institute, a journalist with deep Wisconsin roots, wrote a piece for CJR regarding the NBC News Internal investigation. Well worth reading. Great questions. Read it here
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Has NBC’s Brian Williams cooked his own goose with his “conflated memories”? Some big-time journalists weigh in, in this interesting article from TV Newser.
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No one thinks they’re a bad news writer. There are all sorts of reasons for using clichés and “news-speak” in stories (time/deadline pressure being one), but seldom an excuse. That’s why phrases like “fled on foot” and “the incident remains under investigation” – phrases only cops use – find their... - MORE -