The spread of the Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax is only the latest case of journalistic misconduct in the world of sports journalism. How can we fix it? [...]
I’ve seen a lot of newsroom culture shifts in my admittedly young career, but the online deadline of now seems to be the biggest gap to cross. Many editors and reporters don’t think there even IS competition anymore. [...]
Reporters who want online audiences to appreciate their lengthy watchdog pieces and enterprise journalism should consider writing a bulleted synopsis version to run online, a la Gawker. [...]
Although I was a regular producer for WKSU, my own voice very rarely actually appeared on the radio. Lucky for me, during the holidays I had more opportunity to get a piece of my own on the air. When the Inventor’s Hall of Fame in Akron, OH (in our coverage area) announced it would be inducting the inventor of the recipe for green bean casserole in November of 2003, I jumped at the chance to record a holiday feature.
I conducted the interviews, recorded the on-scene and studio audio and produced the entire piece in Cool Edit Pro.
This final product aired on Thanksgiving Day, 2003:
Green Bean Casserole
This enterprise piece, written in December 2000 and published in the May 2001 issue of The Burr magazine at Kent State University, placed in the 2001 Hearst Awards.
It’s sort of funny looking back, as this was written back before the books were super big – back before the movies were even in production. Now, there’s about a million stories to be found on this subject of adults getting into Harry Potter. I guess it isn’t all that innovative now.