Storytelling

Storytelling

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    Podcast to broadcast: This week, it’s ‘The Daily’ and 2 new hosts of NPR’s stalwart shows

    Ailsa Chang clerked for a federal judge and practiced law long before becoming an award-winning investigative journalist and spending a decade as a broadcast reporter. Noel King filed radio reports for six years from places such as Cairo, Khartoum, Darfur and Kigali before becoming a senior editor on Marketplace’s Wealth and Poverty Desk and fill-in host of the Marketplace Morning Report.

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    Today’s WriteLane podcast: Quick hits

    Today’s WriteLane is about quick hits.

    The weekly podcast features Lane DeGregory, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, discussing her stories and answering questions. The focus is on craft.

    In this week’s episode, DeGregory talks about a boy’s quest to find the perfect Valentine’s card and another boy’s plea for a family.

    Read the stories here:

    Finding the right words

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    Digging in stark times: News researchers lead on big stories

    Move over, Woodward and Bernstein.

    This era’s great journalistic diggers include Julie Tate, Kitty Bennett, Alice Crites, Margot Williams and Sheelagh McNeill.

    Often underappreciated and not as visible as TV-familiar leading journalists, these news researchers and others have been the bane of Rob Porter and Judge Roy Moore in recent months, finding key documents and evidence that led to one’s resignation and throttled another’s U.S. Senate run.

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    New Orleans paper brings back an old Mardi Gras print tradition

    By the time Peter Kovacs became a working journalist, the tradition of publishing pages and pages of art showing Carnival floats had pretty much disappeared.

    But Kovacs, editor of New Orleans’ The Advocate, remembered seeing pages from 100 years ago framed and displayed in businesses around town.

    So in 2014, after one krewe suggested bringing the tradition back, The Advocate published seven bulletins showing renderings of seven parades.

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    WriteLane podcast: 'Evel Knievel needs a nap'

    Today’s WriteLane podcast is part two of a discussion about story ideas and how to find great ones.

    The weekly podcast features Lane DeGregory, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at the Tampa Bay Times and frequent Poynter faculty member, discussing her stories and answering questions. The focus is on craft.

    In this week’s podcast, DeGregory talks about a difficult subject (Evel Knievel) and a personal essay.

    Read those stories here:

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    Journalists: Don't feed the stock market panic

    My hope is that I can help you put some perspective on the way you report what happened Monday in the stock market. You will do your readers/viewers/listeners a disservice if you scare them with uninformed headlines.

    Pay attention to "percentages" not just "points"

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