Time is a precious resource in a newsroom, so who wouldn’t want to save some?
RTDNA is out this week
with a guest column from Simon Perez, Associate Professor of Broadcast and Digital Journalism, Syracuse University who’s providing a list of ways that MMJs can save time and make deadline.... - MORE -
A video of a webinar held last week about how local news professionals can help people cope with “fake news” is now available for viewing.
The webinar with Esther Thorson of Michigan State University is available here
. You can find all WBA webinars that have been archived here
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Eden Checkol has been named the new anchor of “WISN 12 News at 11:00 a.m.” Checkol replaces Melinda Davenport and will be heading the news desk alongside meteorologist Sally Severson.
In addition to her new role, Checkol will continue to serve as breaking news anchor, weekdays on “WISN 12 News... - MORE -
Many newsrooms might be tempted to scrap online comments. They do damage to journalists and to a newsroom’s reputation.
But this article from RTDNA
points out that there are still benefits to keeping online comments and and provides some ideas for making them less destructive and more productive.
The key... - MORE -
There is no shortage of ideas for things newsrooms should be doing to innovate, but is there room in your newsroom’s schedule to innovate?
The Knight-Cronkite News Lab is suggesting
that newsrooms wanting to innovate should start with a list of things they’re going to stop doing.
The article suggests... - MORE -
Newsrooms have long been focused on pageviews when they’re measuring digital success, but that might finally be shifting to something more familiar to broadcasters: loyalty.
Poynter is writing this week
about the reasons for this shift and how loyalty can be measured using something called the “audience explorer dashboard.”
There’s... - MORE -
A bill proposed by two members of Congress would remove fees to access online federal court records and make improvements to the PACER system.
Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) are proposing the idea of eliminating the $0.10 per-page free and making the system more user-friendly.
The proposal is... - MORE -
WISN-TV anchor and reporter Adrienne Pedersen will be the new host of the weekly program “UPFRONT.”
“UPFRONT with Adrienne Pedersen” will expand beyond political coverage and include comprehensive exploration and deeper discussions into Wisconsin’s most impactful news topics, a release stated.
“Adrienne will offer a fresh perspective on the types... - MORE -
A combination of factors make newsrooms more likely to burnout employees, and some of those same factors make this burnout difficult to counteract.
RTDNA wrote this week
about what newsrooms can do about burnout, since the answers aren’t always obvious.
The article also suggests that managers have a role to... - MORE -
A bill that would establish statewide rules for how police use body cameras and handle requests for access to videos has been approved for introduction by the Joint Legislative Council. A study committee drafted the bill during a series of meetings that started last summer.
The Council voted 20-0 on... - MORE -