Monthly Archives: June 2013

One word about reporting

You’re almost there — you can see the finish line. And you’ve learned a lot about reporting. You’ve learned how to talk to total strangers about subjects you knew nothing about 10 minutes before the interview. You’ve figured out how … Continue reading

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Working smart (not hard) in social media

Tomorrow, Joy Mayer will come back to class and lead a discussion about social media and how it’s being used (and sometimes misused) by journalists. Could be you’re not getting the most out of Twitter in particular, or that fear … Continue reading

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Are you writing to be read?

Do I have your attention? Good.  I have something important to tell you, so I want you to stay here. I don’t want your mind to wander to Twitter or Pinterest, or whatever. So I am going to: write short … Continue reading

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Understand that you don’t understand

Tomorrow, we’re going to begin talking about interviewing people in breaking news situations and how to think on your feet. These situations are difficult, but perhaps the most difficult of all is interviewing a person who is grieving the death … Continue reading

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