Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Kid Gloves for Tiger?

Media critic Eric Deggans says Tiger Woods is getting by without facing the tough questions. He says sports journalists are letting Woods control the story.

What do you think? Or do you even care?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Interviewing Tips

Collin Marshall shares some good tips on interviewing.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Both Good and Bad on ABCs New Path

Backpack journalism Dan Harris says he doesn't miss having a camera crew as he reports from around the world for ABC. But Harris says there are pitfalls, too.

Friday, February 26, 2010

ABC Layoffs, Lesson for You

The recent announcement of as many as 300 job cuts at ABC News reinforces the necessity for broadcast journalists to know how to do multimedia. Advancing the Story blog has some thoughts.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

News Business Can Be Dangerous

A record number of journalists were killed around the world in 20o9. The details from the BBC.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Would You Have Run the Luge Video

There is a great deal of controversy about news organizations last week showing the video of the Georgian luger's fatal crash. The Poynter Institute' Al Tompkins disucsses the pros and cons here. What would you do?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Weatherman Freaks Out at Cockroach

Hope you handle unexpected interuptions better than this guy...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Critic Says Local News Shouldn't Blame Leno

Tom Denari says it's not Leno's soft lead-in that turned viewers off.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Overused Expressions

The Facebook Group, "Overheard in the Live Truck," was asked what overused phrases they heard from reporters. Here are some of the answers:

"If you thought this was,.....think again."
"Tonight we're LIVE from ______"
"the ultimate sacrifice"
"fought the blaze"
"Only time will tell."
"That's exactly right (insert Anchor name here)."
"A neighborhood is on edge tonight as...(name your crime/catastrophe/dilema)."
"wreaking havok", "running amok" and "blaze"
EFFORTING... what the hell is that? Not even a word.
We don't know much...but what we do know is"
"a ...... they'll never forget."
"Something went horribly wrong!"
"Its quiet here now but several hours ago......."
"We are learning more today/tonight about ..."

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Jay and Conan -- A Great Explanation

What to Do to Get YOU to Watch

Advancing the Story has some interesting discussion about getting Gen-Y to follow the news. What do you think?

Back After a Respite

Your humble correspondent has derelict in his duty here. But this new Spring semster also bring with it a new Online Journalism course to teach. So, I must lead by example and strive to be better blogger. So...we begin again.