Author: Debora Wenger

TV news anchor/reporter shares what he’s learned about resume reels

Hundreds of December journalism graduates, along with plenty of restless reporters, are thinking about more than the holidays right now; they’re worried about resume reels and the job hunt. WDSU anchor/reporter Aubry Killion says he remembers those days when he…

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Focus on these 4 things for great social news video

When it comes to producing news video for social and mobile consumption, visuals are the foundation, emotion gets people to care and informing the audience is the end goal.  That’s according to Geoff Dietrich, executive producer of newsgathering for AJ+,…

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Interacting with your news, from bots to voice assistants

There are thousands of them on Facebook Messenger alone, and journalism organizations with plenty of resources and lots of room for innovation have been experimenting with chat bots, voice interfaces and machine learning to engage their audiences. For the uninitiated,…

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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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