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.