Tag Archives: Interviewing

Reporters and police: A misunderstood relationship

By SAIRA SUMBAL “A lot of journalists end up marrying police officers and paramedics.” Bam. This was the reply I got when asking a mentor of mine on the relationship between the police and reporters. My initial intention of asking … Continue reading

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Reporters: Can the cold tweet be the new cold call?

By SAIRA SUMBAL I used to have a straight shoot way of how I like to approach sources: e-mail. And depending on how close my deadline was, I would either make a call or go to the person’s office directly. … Continue reading

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Note-taking just got easier with Soundnote

By EMMA REYES Transcribing notes from an audio recording can be a time-consuming task and going through an entire recording to just find that one important quotation is not any better  – wouldn’t it be great to have a tool … Continue reading

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Help a Reporter Out site finds news sources for reporters

By EMMA REYES It’s that time again – deadline is around the corner and you don’t have enough good sources for your story. You don’t have the time to go out and find the right person for the right comment … Continue reading

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ASAP Sports redefines media’s role in the pressroom

By SPENCER DANDES A web site that provides free interview transcripts has essentially eliminated the need for sports journalists to master the art of the press conference. ASAP Sports, founded in 1989, is a company that places stenographers in pressrooms … Continue reading

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Skype introduces ‘Skype in the classroom’

By ALISON AGUDO It’s likely that at one point or another you have used Skype (or at least heard of Skype) and know that it is a great way to stay connected with people across the globe. Whether you use … Continue reading

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Socioclean: Social damage control

By SANDY FLOREZ You thought high school was brutal? Well, in 2011, it seems your reputation follows you even outside of the hallways of your old high school and into the “real” world of social networking. Upon reading statistics in … Continue reading

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Learning to take better notes

By SARAH HARTNIG I don’t know about you, but I am TERRIBLE at taking notes. I become too preoccupied with my handwriting, my pen color, the evenness of my characters, etc. until I totally and completely stop listening to the … Continue reading

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Online tips to improve your interviewing skills

By SARAH HARTNIG Everybody has their own, specific set of weaknesses when it comes to news reporting. Some struggle with grammar, others with spelling and other still with remembering the nitty-gritty rules of Associated Press style. And although I have … Continue reading

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