You will. Even the most diligent beat reporter will open up Twitter or a competing publication and Web site and see that she has been beaten on a story. Let’s walk through a quick triage to respond. Assessment: How big a story is this rival scoop? Is it accurate? Is it being picked up elsewhere [...]
As I write this, I have been preparing for an interview with Gary Locke, the U.S. ambassador to China. You’ll run into these kind of assignments in your career, and they bring distinct challenges and opportunities. On the downside, this is an interview I had to push to get as a one-on-one affair. Locke will [...]
Memo: To young journalists When I was your age, I walked 20 miles through the snow just to write obituaries for a small-town newspaper. Part of that statement is untrue. Consider it your first lesson: Skepticism. Seriously, if you’ve just started your first newspaper job, especially at a major metropolitan daily, you were most likely [...]
Governments award millions of dollars in contracts and are often some of the largest employers in town. Yet journalists sometimes overlook the business stories in the workings of local and state government. Come learn how to “follow the money” in investigations of government at all levels at this free Jan. 23 workshop in Lexington, Ky.
This session, “Social Media ROI for Journalists,” was first offered as part of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s annual conference on Aug. 24, 2013. Missed the live session? Check out the one-hour webinar on March 4, 2014. In 2013, more and more newsrooms will revisit their social media strategy and ask, “What’s our [...]
Two veteran journalists have been named Reynolds Visiting Business Journalism Professors at California State University, Fullerton, and the University of Oklahoma under a $1.67 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. They are Dick Weiss and Joe Winski.
In this lively two-part webinar Feb. 5-6, Pulitzer winner Jacqui Banaszynski will explore the characteristics of memorable and accurate profiles, as well as offer a range of profile approaches that can suit your purpose, publication and audience.
For most of my career, one of the most important questions bosses would ask about a potential job candidate was whether he or she had “good news judgment.” I’m not sure that’s true any longer. It’s not a skill that’s sexy or in immediate vocational demand, such as multimedia producer. It’s not a skill that’s [...]
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism invites AEJMC members to apply for a four-day seminar on how to teach a college course in business journalism. The eighth annual Business Journalism Professors Seminar will be held Jan. 2-5, 2014, at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix. [...]