Tag: Producing

Podcasting tips

What are the keys to creating a successful podcast? That depends on how you define success. Podcasts are niche products, by definition. “When you choose a topic, you are limiting the size of your audience,” says Michael O’Connell, host of…

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Salaries for TV news reporters, producers increase

When newly graduated journalists start getting those first job offers, they’re often at a loss as to how much they can expect to be paid.  The annual RTDNA Salary Survey is one of the best places to start, and this…

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How a TV newscast is produced

ABC affiliate WMTW in Portland, Maine, produces four and a half hours of news each weekday plus weekend morning and evening newscasts with an on-air staff of 16. This week, the Hearst-owned station put together a behind-the-scenes video to show…

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Better TV producing: The morning show

According to this year’s RTDNA survey, when TV stations add newscasts, they add morning shows. The big winner was weekend mornings. Over 20% of the news directors who added newscasts listed Saturday morning, Sunday morning or both. Next came the…

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What works online — tips from a Web producer

Maybe this is merely anecdotal evidence, but it seems like more and more online editors are coming from the newscast producing ranks. Take Renee Johnson, for example, who runs the website for WLOX-TV in Biloxi; the former producer is now…

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Be a tease! The job of a news promotion producer

When it comes to teaching broadcast journalism, most schools tend to focus on reporting.  Sure they teach video skills, too, and a few also prepare newscast producers, but there are many other jobs at TV news stations that rarely get…

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How to apply for a newscast producing job

Broadcast news researcher and educator Bob Papper says there’s one criterion essential for getting a producing job. “You have to be able to breathe on your own,” says Papper. So, that’s a joke, but it’s not that funny to news…

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