Think — give yourself this gift every day

Time. Never enough of it. But there’s always time to think. You might be thinking right now that we haven’t had time to post on this blog since the last item, Oct. 1. Not true. Just didn’t have anything to say. Really? Really. We understand, because we experience it ourselves, that you are bombarded all […]

May you never ‘like’ anything

MAY you … For the month of May, we are devoting this blog to our wishes for journalists present and future: “MAY you … “ Every day, you will find a tip, a tidbit or a top-of-mind piece of advice we hope will help you now and later Wait. What? One memorable thing we learned from […]

Optimize your photo-taking efforts

Images abound this Memorial Day weekend — whether they are published in legacy media or on social media, whether they are posted online or are being passed around on mobile devices for others to see. If you are making memories, why not optimize your efforts? Here are some suggestions. HOW TO PICK THE BEST PHOTOS Follow […]

Be the go-to source for your audience

Readers are inundated — not only with news, but also with updates. Think about your own website and news apps and how you can be the go-to source — the favorite — for your readers. One way is to adopt the best practices of the wire services. Publish when you have full knowledge Let readers […]

Multimedia stories aren’t add-ons

The digital world offers so many opportunities to tell stories solely in digital form. To do this effectively, reporters and editors should think in advance of the best ways to tell the story. Ideas for multimedia storytelling should be generated at the outset of story planning, not after a story is written. Think of multimedia […]

USDA’s new dinner plate is here

UPDATE: The dinner plate has been unveiled, replacing the familiar food pyramid. Check it out here. ORIGINAL POST: So the food pyramid is out and the dinner plate is in. On Thursday, the Obama administration will unveil a new way to look at healthy eating. The reason for the change, according to a story in […]