Initiate conversations with your readers

Initiate conversations with your readers A reader questions your policy for reporting suicides. A retailer challenges your staff to produce timely and relevant business news.  A reporter is confronted for printing a press release charging a candidate with unfair...

Make public affairs coverage relevant and timely

Make public affairs coverage relevant and timely How many newsrooms have received complaints about coverage of local public affairs – specifically meetings? It might be the city council, school board, county board or one of the numerous other government bodies under...

Don’t close books just yet on 2020 elections

Don’t close books just yet on 2020 elections Mention election coverage in the aftermath of this year’s tumultuous presidential contest, and many newsrooms will likely turn a collective deaf ear. For most editors and reporters, the next cycle of elections is the...

Pandemic no excuse for lazy reporting

Pandemic no excuse for lazy reporting Editors and reporters are facing some of their biggest challenges in gathering news during the pandemic. Access to everyday sources is increasingly limited with no relief on the horizon. Reporters no longer can walk into offices...