After one week in the new job, I’m starting to settle in to new surroundings and a new workflow.
I finally got around to spending the time necessary to compile many of the key moments of our coverage from the trial.
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.
As I look forward to traveling to the ONA15 conference in LA next week, I’m also looking back at the lessons I took home from the last two conferences.
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.
Even now, I’m not sure I can process everything that happened during the 15 weeks of trial or weeks of planning that proceeded it. But I do have some preliminary thoughts about personal and technical lessons that I believe are ripe enough to share.
When the opportunity came up to photograph a tour inside the Cheyenne Mountain Complex near Colorado Springs, I couldn’t resist the temptation.
After three weeks, our theater shooting trial coverage is going well — but that means something has to go wrong, right?
By far the most popular example I brought with me to my SPJ presentation was my new iPad kit — so new I don’t really know what it will be used for yet.