Top tip: Give your audience a break(out)

not teaching,still THINKING … Stuck on a story idea? It happens. But when news breaks or even when covering routine events, here is a good way to generate ideas, provide important information and involve your audience at the same time. It’s called a breakout. And it works because it provides a point of entry for […]

Quake: another learning moment

I was reading The New York Times this morning here in Syracuse, N.Y., and there it was in a sidebar story from Mineral, Va., epicenter of Tuesday’s earthquake: Mike Leman, the co-owner of Main Street Electrical and Plumbing, was in the back weeding around a propane tank when the ground shook. “The whole tank lifted […]