Just as our society hasn’t figured out how to stop mass murders from happening, journalists as a group have not figured out how to report on them with a consistent ethical code.
While I may not have known Alison Parker or Adam Ward, I know that our extended news family feels their loss deeply and shows it (however subtly) with the colors that once signified that a broadcast had ended and also represents that the signal is ready to resume again tomorrow.
As the news industry streamlines out of necessity, we will survive by creatively using convergence tools to simplify our acts of journalism.
“As long as I keep getting complaints from both sides, I know I’m as close to neutral as humanly possible.”
For all its optimistic prose and preaching about moralistic cooperation, Star Trek’s captains didn’t always set a good example for future managers.
There is no doubt in my mind that responsible, legal drones could potentially enhance disaster coverage, for both affected and curious audiences.
As I spoke on the #JournalismRedefined panel about social media in local journalism, I found myself putting into words ideas that hadn’t been conscious before.
I try to answer these questions: Should we allow ourselves to use filters in photos or videos we take of news situations? What photo enhancements, if any, are allowable?
Presenting about social media to a group of local entrepreneurs helped me realize that I’d taken for granted my willingness to experiment with digital platforms.
The value of social media is derived from how well you project your customer experience to those people who aren’t yet customers.
The Twittersphere is a vast and confusing place, full of clutter. Here are my suggestions for cutting through it all.
In the news business, we have a lot of exciting (read: ridiculous) ways to say things. For example, who calls a fire a “blaze” besides Ron Burgundy?
Facebook has tipping points. By understanding those factors, you can utilize the system to your advantage.