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Using Facebook Live for better TV news and weather coverage

Using Facebook Live for better TV news and weather coverage

Severe weather is a major driver of audience interest for local TV stations and Facebook Live has become an important tool for getting more information to more people. Kelsey Jacobson is the digital content director for WMC Action News 5 in Memphis, Tennessee. She sees big advantages to using Facebook Live. “Facebook weights Live in…

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A mantra for shooting better video

A mantra for shooting better video

“Wide, medium, tight, reverse, reaction.” That phrase has been running through video journalist John Bullard’s head for nearly 40 years.  Bullard has shot video stories at the local level and for networks like CNN and ABC.  He owns his own video production company and is a regular freelancer out of Washington, DC. He says, despite…

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Top three things when flying drones for news

Top three things when flying drones for news

Though 2016 was supposed to be the year of the news drone, 2017 may actually bring a little more progress. Thanks to a partnership involving the Poynter Institute, the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, National Press Photographers Association and DJI, journalists can take part in a series of drone journalism camps across the U.S. Upcoming workshops include: Syracuse…

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For TV reporters, how you look is first hurdle in job hunt

For TV reporters, how you look is first hurdle in job hunt

Sure, it’s important to be a good writer, a strong storyteller and an excellent journalist, but Talent Acquisition Lead at The E.W. Scripps Company Matt Miller says that might not be enough to get you hired.  He says he’ll watch a resume reel for 10-15 seconds on average before deciding whether a candidate is worth…

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