Take “News Writing” Reason 8: Podcasting

And podcasting is a word-based medium. Yes, sound is a huge part, but the voices are reading scripts, and sound clips of interviews or doors closing or construction vehicles are organized within that script. It all starts with the writing. News Writing (COMM252) can help you learn it.

#Longread Interview with Robert Caro

You learn so much about great writing by listening to what he says in this interview. You learn a lot about interviewing and listening for the answer you need.

Careers in Communications Event

May 2, 7-8p.m. SW301 Discussions on journalism, editing, film, media criticism and more. See the full flyer: Communication Career Event

Reuters Launches Backstory: Great Idea, Implementation Needs Work

The discussion here should focus on the “why”–why did they keep pressing? What in their Trust Principles or in the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics made them push? Also, where were the holes in the first set of data? That is, what was in that data that said to them, “There’s still something missing.”

Steve Thurston American/Journalist

#nottheenemy @milbank @onthemedia Every journalist and journalism educator in America should take Dana Milbank’s lead: tell your personal story or the story of a journo you know.

Analysis: Trump, Self-Centered, Chaos-in-Chief

When the news turns bad, this president turns to chaos. Chaos is his coping mechanism. We all have ways that we defend ourselves in mentally difficult situations; his is chaos. He throws people off-kilter when he is feeling that way himself.

Journalism Dead? Not Local, Says WaPo. (Reason#7)

Margaret Sullivan (@Sulliview) had a great piece in the @PostStyle section the other day about local news being king of everywhere else but here. I’ve been saying this for years: journalism isn’t dead, and it’s not going to die.

“Crimetown”: Capers and Cronyism in the City of God.

“Crimetown,” in its first season, is journalism if not news, think long-form storytelling with a combination of killer plots (literally) with every episode and sound design that brings the feel of locations and the interviewees to life without becoming so showy.

Reuters Shifts Away from “Access”

What he is describing here in my opinion is just good journalism. An editor could write this about any government; hell, he could write it about his own office.

Student Press Rights at Risk

We at the Advocate have had our troubles on occasion with the MC administration, but usually the administration is understanding, which many students nationwide cannot say.

Reporters Committee Girding for Fights

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is realizing that change and dedication will be needed at both the legal front as journalists face major hurdles but also at the production end as they realize the low esteem the public often has for the work of journalists.