Monday, August 25, 2008

Getting a Job...or a Better Job

The photo at right is legendary former Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka.

There are coaches for broadcast journalists as well. Randy Tantano is one. And he writes what may be one of most useful blogs I've ever come across for TV news talent. His tvnewsgrapevine site is full of tips on how to get that first job, building a resume tape, acing the job interview, etc. He also has strategies for those moving up in the biz...things like negotiating a contract, when to use an agent, how to get ahead in the politics of the newsroom.

I suggest you read the archives. This is some good stuff!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

"Patronizing" and "Mind Boggling"

That's what PBS's ombudsman says about the decision by The Newshour with Jim Lehrer to not run a piece about John Edwards' infidelity confession. Here's the explanation. What do you think?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

TV News: The Tampa Rays or The New York Yankees?

Here are some interesting thoughts from Fred Young of Hearst-Argyle Television on the future of TV News. He uses the analogy of the two baseball teams' payrolls to explain what is happening within newsrooms right now.