How to fix 3 problems with story pace

not teaching,still THINKING … Let’s face it. We all like a quick read. Sometimes we rely on a mere tweet for information. Or we are in too much of a hurry to read beyond the headline. But it is also true that long-form journalism still exists and thrives, and it still has an audience. Maintaining that audience, […]

Engage in the news today & every day

Are you engaged in the news? That’s the big question today, which is National News Engagement Day. Engagement is the theme of this annual day — set aside for journalists and news consumers to “read, watch, like, tweet, post, text, email, listen to, or comment on news.” We can thank the Association for Education in […]

April 23: Tweet it? Live with it!

For the month of April, our blog will be devoted to polishing your professional skills. Everything you need to know about courtesy, manners and common sense. And we do mean “need” to know. APRIL 23 One way to keep a polished professional image is to watch what you say and what you share on social media. […]

How to nurture a trustworthy Twitter

My most recent post here was about hoaxes, and we are talking about them again — this time in connection with fake photos and information about Hurricane Sandy, as tweeted and retweeted on Twitter. It’s no surprise. A New York Times piece today puts the issue in perspective, with some interesting solutions provided by digital […]

What athletes tweet: lessons for all

On the road to work, I heard something on a sports radio program that fits with this week’s earlier post by my blog co-author, who suggested that collaboration is all about making judgments and, at times, leaving some things unsaid. The network was ESPN and the topic was tweeting. The big question: What is appropriate […]

Should you tweet from a funeral?

It’s all about tweeting. It seems there is an item every day about someone who tweeted something — or who tweeted from somewhere — that is raising questions ethical, logistical or otherwise. This week it was the reporter who tweeted from a funeral, leading to the “would you do that, and should he have done […]