Monthly Archives: June 2015

Saying “No” When the FBI Asks You To Withhold a Story

If you had information regarding secret government surveillance, and the FBI asked you to withhold the story, would you do it? Would it depend on the circumstances? The Associated Press had to make just such a decision a few days ago. Former TV News Director and RTDNA contributor Forrest Carr... - MORE -

Better News Writing

Officer-involved shooting?  Sounds like a train-involved wreck, but you hear it all the time. It’s cop-speak, and a lot of inexperienced news writers think that’s how news is supposed to sound. Yet you’ll never hear anyone except a cop, prosecutor, or bad news writer speak like that, and they wouldn’t... - MORE -