Once a journalist understands perfection is unattainable, and mastery only a mystery, it stands to reason that we should all embark on a career of constant discovery and realize that our education never ends.
My hometown newspaper instituted a new policy requiring that readers “pay” for the First Amendment right to express, and explain why, who or what they support or oppose at the voting booth.
In Wisconsin’s fall elections, fidelity to open government has come up in several races, for governor, attorney general and U.S. Senate.
When salespeople review their notes later, they need to be able to move as quickly as possible to the next step in the process, whether that’s a proposal or the first ad in a new campaign.
Small, rural newspapers can win open-records battles with state agencies and beat larger news outlets at covering big stories in their communities
One firm fact about trend reporting is that it has never been trendier. Here are six tips to help you spot and illuminate trends in your community.
It’s not a good idea to do things a certain way just because they’ve always been done that way. Here’s how to convince your clients.
When suicide strikes in our own communities, many newspapers ignore the news. It’s time that all newsrooms have a thoughtful conversation on how to report suicide in a sensitive and forthright manner.
(Editor’s note: Randy Van Dyne, executive director of the All Hazards Training Center at the University of Findlay, Ohio, spoke at the 2018 Ohio News Media Association convention on workplace safety and wrote this column at ONMA’s request. One of the center’s specialties is training media outlets such as ABC News on both on-site and…
Special sections let us give readers content that differs from the normal flow of news, features, sports, ads and other content in the newspaper. But there are some key elements to remember when dealing with special sections.