How much website traffic are you getting from Twitter?
The Philadelphia Inquirer tried putting less effort into Twitter to see what would happen
, and found that referral traffic wasn’t affected.
Twitter is a place for influencers and plays an important role in journalism, but if you’re counting on it... - MORE -
What do you do when you’re working with a public information officer who’s not interested in sharing public information?
This article from Columbia Journalism Review
suggests that journalists should challenge obstructive PIOs.
One way to challenge PIOs is to publicize when when PIOs are withholding information or refusing to answer... - MORE -
Are you looking to up your writing game? No time to spend a few days at a conference?
RTDNA just posted some writing tips from an expert: KUSA-TV investigative reporter Chris Vanderveen. Check them out here
One tip that’s important for all writers: “Understand that writing is an art... - MORE -
A survey shows that more local TV stations are making sure they’re staying ahead of new technology and promoting innovation.
The survey from RTDNA and Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University
said newsrooms are adding digital platforms, OTT options, and drones.
There was a strong emphasis on innovation... - MORE -
The topic of investigative reporting will be featured during both days of the WBA Summer Conference
in June. The conference will be held June 12-13 at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake.
A session on Wednesday titled “Investigative Reporting – Every Day” will be lead by Anne Pappe from WKBT-TV... - MORE -
Poynter is offering a tuition-free Poynter workshop
in Chicago on June 6-7 that will teach journalists how to cover the 2020 Census.
The workshop is geared towards newsrooms in the Great Lakes region. This is the last Census workshop planned before the Supreme Court ruling on the citizenship question.
The... - MORE -
There’s a lot of hope for the future of local broadcast news among news directors, based on this survey
The survey from RTDNA and Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University says local news directors, “cite continued high levels of trust in local news, even as trust in... - MORE -
Are you among the younger members of your newsroom? The WBA’s Young Professionals want to connect with you. There are a few ways to do that:
Join the WBA Young Professionals Facebook Group
where YPs in Wisconsin broadcasting come to discuss their issues.
Plan to come to The Toolbox
on... - MORE -
You’ve read numerous articles on this website recently about newsroom safety, but here’s another take on this important topic.
RTDNA writes today about why newsroom safety matters more than ever
The article shares the views of an EMT who transitioned to a career in journalism.... - MORE -
It’s hard to make the time to do the investigative work that audiences are looking for, but RTNDA is writing this week about the topic and might have a few ideas for you.
You can find the how-to list here.
This topic will also be discussed at the WBA Summer
... - MORE -