Author: Debora Wenger

How Twitter feeds the web in local TV

Facebook may be the big dog when it comes to driving traffic to local TV news sites, but Twitter is an essential tool now for creating online content.  Mark Becker has been a part of the reporting team at WSOC-TV…

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Data and graphics create a new kind of journalist

Take clean and accurate data, strong visualization and excellent writing and you get some of the most powerful reporting available right now. Sarah Frostenson has the job title of graphics editor at Politico, but she’s really a new breed of…

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Infographic resumes for journalists

Competition for reporting jobs, especially in TV news, can be quite stiff.  Candidates are often encouraged to make themselves stand out and, in some cases, an infographic resume may help. Professor Chandra Clark has been helping journalism grads find jobs…

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Using Facebook to promote nightly newscasts

It’s no secret that Facebook is a major driver of traffic to local TV news websites, but there is less certainty that social media has an impact on newscast ratings. Marketshare’s Paul Greeley explored the issue recently since it’s the…

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How journalists can play the social media game

If you don’t have time for social media, you don’t have time for your customers. So says Chip Mahaney, a recruiter for E.W. Scripps, who offers suggestions for journalists trying to expand their social footprints. “Be social, not awkward. It’s not…

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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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Local TV news profitable on air, online

There’s certainly no reason to rest on your proverbial laurels if you work in TV news, but neither is it time to call the undertaker. The latest RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey found that 2015 marked another strong year for the TV…

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TV anchor/reporter sees advantages in live streaming

KFDM-TV in Beaumont has close to 140,000 page likes on Facebook and that makes up a sizeable instant audience for the station’s live streaming efforts.  KFDM anchor Tiffany Murphy found out herself just how much reach Facebook Live can have…

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