Archive For October 19, 2015

Investigative journalist shares tips for tough interviews

Investigative journalist shares tips for tough interviews

You don’t have to be an investigative reporter to find yourself asking tough questions, but you can likely learn something from the way WFTV investigative reporter Christopher Heath does his job. Heath, who has been at the Orlando station since 2013, says one thing you have to be prepared for is the non-answer. “When faced…

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What it takes to anchor TV news

What it takes to anchor TV news

For many TV journalists, moving into a spot on the anchor desk is a dream come true.   Today, Ginger Gadsden is living that dream at WKMG in Orlando, but she says the reality is that anchoring is also hard work. “It’s so much more than reading the news; you think you have people catering to…

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Social first is smart strategy for promoting TV stories

Full disclosure:  I believe Boyd Huppert from KARE 11 in Minneapolis may be one of the best TV storytellers ever.  So, when he says it’s time for TV folks to rethink the value of social media, we should listen. “I’ve been a reporter for 31 years, and the only audience measurement we had for most…

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