Archive For October 30, 2012

New York Times editor calls for personal journalistic standards

It’s never too early to set your own journalistic standards says Greg Brock, who works as the Senior Editor for Standards at the New York Times. Speaking to a group of journalism students at the University of Mississippi, Brock said the primary goal of journalists has changed in a world where everyone can publish information. …

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News organizations’ interest in Pinterest

News organizations’ interest in Pinterest

Most social media experts will tell you that simply keeping up with trends is half the battle.  Pinterest has been around for more than two years now, but many news organizations are still trying to figure out what to do with it. Jodi Mozdzer recently wrote a piece for Quill that lays out a number…

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How to make a TV story memorable

How to make a TV story memorable

How would you define a memorable TV news story? For reporter Boyd Huppert, it’s a story that connects with viewers, that goes beyond the facts to touch people in some way. To achieve that goal, Huppert looks for a character and a concept that will tie his story together. And when he writes the script,…

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Tips for becoming a better TV news photographer

Tips for becoming a better TV news photographer

From part-time, overnight camera operator in market 83 to best TV news photographer in the country in just six years: How did Nathan Thompson do it? Natural talent? Not at all, Thompson told NPPA’s News Photographer magazine. Instead, he credits hard work and a deliberate, methodical approach to learning on the job. When he started…

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Parallel parking for writers

Parallel parking for writers

One way to keep viewers engaged in a story from beginning to end is to write it as seamlessly as possible. What that means, in my mind, is making sure that every line connects to the next, whether it’s all narration or a mix of narration, sound bites and nat sound pops. And one technique…

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