Monthly Archives: June 2016

Jun 29

Use Social Media to Find Locals Involved in Breaking News Stories Happening Outside Your Area

So a big national or international story occurs. Your news director wants some  local connection. Social media can help you find someone related to the story. For example, let’s think about the recent explosions in Turkey. You can search on … Read More

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Jun 13

Learn More About Guns in Light of #Orlando

I am not very familiar with guns and think I should be. I think all journalists should be.  In light of the shootings in Orlando, some of the resources I mentioned in a previous post are still valid: a primer … Read More

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Jun 06

Helping Your Audience in Hurricane Season

With Florida under a Tropical Storm Watch, I thought it time to update and repost some resources for both journalists and citizens related to hurricanes. FEMA advice on what to do before, during and after a hurricane Apps for readers, … Read More

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Jun 06

How to Report on Ramadan

Last night began Ramadan, the holiest month for the world’s 1.3 billion. Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the world, and most of its followers are not in the Middle East. Here are some resources for covering Ramadan in the next … Read More

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