Monthly Archives: July 2021

Prepare for release of census data

Poynter is helping journalists prepare for the release of in-depth demographic statistics from the 2020 census, which is expected in the coming weeks. The data will reveal how the ethnic, racial and voting age makeup of neighborhoods, cities, counties and states has changed since the 2010 census, as well as... - MORE -

Why reporters should cold-call for more thorough storytelling

Heather Poltrock cold-call /ˈkōl(d) ˌkôl/ verb make an unsolicited call on (someone), by phone or in person, in an attempt to sell goods or services. Ah, yes. A very popular tool amongst the sales folks. Welp, I’m going to hijack the term and let you know cold-calling is something reporters can add... - MORE -

How to safely connect with viewers on social media

Social media is an incredible tool for connecting with your audience. But the line between sharing and oversharing is a fine one. Sara Maslar-Donar is the anchor of WKOW’s Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend morning show and reports for the weekday morning show. She was also recipient of the WBA’s ‘Best... - MORE -

Poynter offers writing workshop for journalists of color

Poynter is offering a free workshop for journalists of color. “Power of Diverse Voices: Writing Workshop for Journalists of Color” is taking place Nov. 18-21. The (workshop) is a transformative, four-day seminar that helps journalists of color find their voice and build skills for writing opinion pieces and personal essays. ... - MORE -

NAB issues statement on recent incidents involving broadcast journalists

NAB President and CEO Sen. Gordon Smith In response to recent incidents of violence involving broadcast journalists, the following statement was made by NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith: “NAB is gravely concerned by recent incidents of violence directed against broadcast journalists who are covering local news. A cornerstone of American democracy is the right of the... - MORE -