TV journalists know well the importance of great visuals, but sometimes big news doesn’t come with a great visual. What are you supposed to do in that situation?
This article explains some strategies you might consider
, which boil down to focusing on how process of getting the story.
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If you’re a journalist who’s been using the same Twitter account since before you were a journalist, you might have asked yourself if you should consider deleting your old tweets.
You’re not the only one who’s thinking about it.
In this article
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Reporters should be cautious about sharing screenshots without first checking the accuracy of the image.
Screenshots are fairly easy for anyone to fake or manipulate, and sometimes an image can simply be out-of-date.
Here’s an example of what can happen if images are checked before sharing.
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Award-winning veteran reporter Boyd Huppert is offering more insights into what makes his stories so impressive. In this case, Jeff Butera is asking Huppert questions about Butera’s favorite story produced by Huppert
You can read Butera’s questions and Huppert’s answers here
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Jessica Arp, the assistant news director and chief political reporter for WISC-TV and Channel3000.com, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award.
The award recognizes an individual’s extraordinary contributions to open government or investigative journalism in Wisconsin and is a highlight of the ninth annual Wisconsin... - MORE -
Anchor and reporter Hannah Anderson is leaving NBC15 (WMTV) in Madison.
Anderson anchored The Morning Show weekdays before transitioning to NBC15 News at 11 and relaunching NBC15 investigates. She was at the station for two years.
She worked previously at WSAW-TV/WZAW-in Wausau for four years.
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Does your newsroom have a mission statement? Thomas Kent, writing for Poynter, suggests that you should have one.
Further, he suggests that the mission statement should tell an audience the issues the newsroom will be focused on and lay out fundamental values that will guide coverage decisions.
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Some newsrooms are using shared online calendars to reach their audiences with useful information.
Poynter explained how this works and provided some excellent examples
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Nighttime news anchor Brad Hicks has left WITI-TV in Milwaukee after more than 15 years at the station.
A statement from the station said Hicks decided to “step away and focus on his family.”
“As many people may know, Brad’s brother and parents in California all face difficult health challenges,”... - MORE -
The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is partnering with UW-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication to host a panel discussion Wednesday, March 27 to answer all your questions about how the editorial process works.
The event — which is free and open to the public —... - MORE -