This wonderful set of links comes from Rana F. Sweis. This set of links covers journalism basics, jobs and all sorts of helpful sites. It is the best collection I’ve seen. Take some time to bookmark the ones that will help you!
It is amazing for as many times as an anchor or host gives the forecast, how few actually give it any thought. One way to be more conversational and just as informative is to commit the weather to memory at the beginning of your shift. If you know the forecast, More
Changes to Federal laws three years ago, allow reporters to get a waiver on fees under certain circumstances. This Week’s Tip of the Week explains how… thanks to an explainer from Muckrock.
“Crisis? What Crisis?” was the name of a Supertramp album back in the 70’s. Now that I’ve shown my age, lets talk about how everything seems to be a crisis.
Perhaps it’s time to give the word a vacation or at least reduce its use.
While the uses of the word “crisis” most often fits one of the dictionary definitions of the word, More
For this week’s Tip of the Week, we hook you up with summaries from the IRE 2019 Convention. Take a look at the tip sheets ranging from Reinventing TV News to doing Fast & Furious Investigations. Dig in!
It can be helpful at times for both investigations and disasters to track down the owners of aircraft. The folks at the Global Investigative Journalism Network have a tremendous tip sheet to assist you in doing this. They’ve released a list of sites and contacts that can help you. More
With a hat tip to Deborah Potter, here is a check-list from NPR on improving accuracy in your stories. As we strive to ensure accuracy and therefore credibility, this list can help everyone improve their stories.
It helps to know what those numbers mean. We tick off how many new jobs there are and where the unemployment rate stands. You will be so much better at reporting such issues if you know what the other numbers mean and where to find a ton of stuff to round out the story. More
Journalists and drinking. Such a stereotypical combination. And a fun one to joke about. However, there are some things that you might want to keep in mind when reporting on alcohol that can add more context and relevance for your listeners, viewers and readers. Chloe Reichel has a tip-sheet “8 tips on how to cover drinking responsibly” More