Monthly Archives: December 2021

Tompkins offers essays to help broadcast journalists in 2022

Al Tompkins Al Tompkins from Poynter has written ten essays aimed at helping broadcast journalists improve their skills for 2022. The essays cover topics like “Tell big stories with small moments,” “To tell stronger stories, limit subjective adjectives,” and “To tell stronger stories, lead with tension.” You can find all ten essays... - MORE -

Beunling to end 25 years in TV meteorology

WAOW-TV meteorologist Mike Breunling is retiring after 25 years in the business. His last weathercast is Friday. Breunling worked more than seven years at WAOW-TV in Wausau and more than 17 years before that at WSAW-TV, also in Wausau. In a blog post announcing his retirement, Beunling wrote that his... - MORE -

Applications due soon for leadership academy for diversity in media

Poynter is offering a free leadership academy for diversity in media. Applications are due soon. Here are the details form Poynter: In-person: Oct. 9-14, 2022 The Leadership Academy for Diversity in Media is a transformative, tuition-free leadership program that trains journalists of color working in digital media to thrive, professionally ... - MORE -

RTDNA shares guidelines for crime coverage

From DodgertonSkillhause on Morguefile RTDNA this week issued new guidelines for crime coverage which you can find here. From RTDNA: The new guidelines include the use of mugshots and police released video; the use of “suspect” or “person of interest” descriptions; non-violent crime reporting; and considerations for policies to update digital crime stories.... - MORE -

Learn about inclusivity from case studies

Poynter is offering journalists a free opportunity to learn about inclusivity through case studies based in Chicago. Check it out: Content Audits and Centering Audience Self-directed course, start anytime Learn about content audits, making inclusivity part of story workflow and growing subscribers in underserved communities from four Chicago-area newsrooms. In ... - MORE -

Application deadline coming for RJI Fellowship Program

RJI Check out this opportunity from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute: The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from individuals and organizations who wish to partner with us on practical innovative projects that address current gaps, challenges and needs in the journalism industry.  Chosen projects often include devising new ... - MORE -

Session about battling bias available for viewing

A Poynter webinar held this week about battling bias is now available for viewing for WBA members. You can find the recording here. The session explores: Where do our biases come from? How do we recognize our own biases? Eight kinds of biases that can influence our journalism (these don’t... - MORE -

RJI to hold Women in Journalism workshop

RJI The Donald W. Reynolds Institute at the University of Missouri is holding the 2022 Women in Journalism Workshop April 8-10 at the Institute. The Women in Journalism Workshop is an annual workshop that focuses on challenges and issues specific to women in the journalism industry today. We want to help ... - MORE -