Month: June 2011

Twitter creates guide for journalists

Whether it’s finding sources, engaging audience or creating effective tweets, Twitter’s new guide for newsrooms is a good read. As the folks at Mashable point out, it offers little new for anyone who already uses the social network consistently, but…

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Better Skype live shots

Whether you work for a TV station on a budget or you’re still involved in a college broadcast, a new type of converter is making it easier and less expensive than ever to go live, air video from YouTube, even…

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Local officials versus the news media

The mayor of Seattle is telling local TV stations to back off. In Georgia, the governor’s office went so far as to ban an Atlanta station from a public event. What’s going on here? Elected officials often don’t like the…

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What does it mean to be “digital first?”

For the past several years, there has been a lot of talk about “Web first newsrooms.”  The basic premise is that a news organization’s website should no longer be an afterthought, In fact, the idea is that the Web should…

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College radio in an Internet world

Is your campus radio station threatened? A couple of high-profile cases lately have spotlighted what some college radio supporters call a trend of universities selling their FM licenses and moving their campus stations online. The most recent case involves Duquesne,…

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How journalists should talk to diverse sources

Reporters do it every day.  They talk to people “across differences” as Poynter’s Kenny Irby likes to say. But reporters don’t always do a good job of exploring those differences for the audience to tell richer stories. “If you can…

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Diane Sawyer on interviewing

The best stories are almost always include great interviews, and ABC’s Diane Sawyer is well known for her interview style. “My husband likes to say television interviews are performances masquerading as conversations,” says Sawyer with a smile. But those “performances”…

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