Monthly Archives: June 2021

Little tips to help your standups stand out

NBC 7 San Diego Reporter and Director of Storytelling Joe Little is known for maximizing his time on camera when he’s live or recorded. Last week during a WBA webinar he shared his tips to make your time on camera matter, move the story forward, and simply look better. A... - MORE -

Dealing with mean social media comments

If you had to make a list of cons when it comes to using social media as a broadcaster, the frequency of hurtful comments might rise to the top. And sometimes ‘thick skin’ isn’t much of a remedy. Sara Maslar-Donar is the anchor of WKOW’s Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend morning... - MORE -

WKBT-TV names new news director

Morgan Murphy Media has named Christi Reynard news director at WKBT-TV in the La Crosse-Eau Claire, Wisconsin market. Reynard is currently assistant news director at WHNT in Huntsville, Alabama. She has held multiple news management positions with increasing responsibility in the past 15 years. This will be her first opportunity... - MORE -

AP changes policy on naming suspects in minor crimes

From Alvimann on Morguefile The Associated Press announced Tuesday a change of policy in naming suspects in minor crimes. It will no longer name the suspects, citing concern that “such stories can have a long, damaging afterlife on the internet that can make it hard for individuals to move on with their lives.” “The... - MORE -

How can social media make your job easier?

Anyone who has worked in broadcasting for at least 10 years, remembers the age before social media. I’m talking when social accounts strictly belonged to people and not police departments or  non-profits. Finding story ideas would come from poaching items from newspapers, press releases or conversations with friends and family.... - MORE -

Peodel leaving La Crosse TV station

After 10 years at WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Michelle Poedel announced Friday was her last day. On her Facebook page, Poedel said she fulfilled her childhood dream of being a meteorologist, but will start a new adventure with her photography business. Poedel said she’s looking forward to more time with... - MORE -

Column: Bar lawmakers from destroying records

If you want to see all of the emails your mayor received and sent during the week of March 16-20, 2020, to find communications regarding the coronavirus outbreak, all you have to do is ask. Under state law, the mayor is required to retain these and provide them on request.... - MORE -