A recent column from Poynter’s Al Tompkins says there’s new research showing that TV newsrooms might to want to focus on in-depth reporting. Here’s Al’s article.
Investigative stories are tough to do in small newsrooms. That is why there is a grant program to help reporters do investigative work.
Reporters have until the end of the week to apply for a grant to help them with investigative reporting. The application is only 500 words. More
Unfamiliar with the rules covering juvenile courts in Illinois. IBANewsroom has a primer on that and many other issues that can help reporters of all stripes. Check out the site and let your co-workers know about it as well. Thanks.
In its Media Today column, The Columbia Journalism Review reviews a study that says “fake news” may be over-hyped.
Poynter has some good tips for reporters when outside in this cold. One of them is that you should use a pencil because a pen may freeze. See the rest here.
Long time reporter and then trainer of reporters, Charlie Wheeler will retire from the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois, Springfield. Here is an article from the Illinois Press Association.