Best Practices

May 28, 2015 1:30 PM

Hey, journalism is hard, let’s collaborate!

Partnerships between news organizations can improve coverage and extend resources. Read More

May 26, 2015 1:30 PM

Be conscientiously descriptive

Avoid stereotypes and understand the impact of choices in your writing. Read More

May 12, 2015 1:30 PM

Substance before style

Start with simple stories before trying to create a distinctive style. Read More

May 11, 2015 1:30 PM

Merv Block's mission is better news writing

The longtime news writer, teacher and media critic stays focused on quality. Read More

April 29, 2015 1:30 PM

History repeats itself with riots

Beyond the flames, broaden your coverage to show the bigger picture. Read More

April 28, 2015 1:30 PM

Reporting on your own station

When your newsroom becomes the news, an inherent conflict of interest arises. Read More

April 21, 2015 1:30 PM

Treat social media content ethically on air

Consider the source of online content, verify and attribute to give your audience context. Read More

April 16, 2015 1:30 PM

News story's lifespan extends with sharing

Should the news cycle for a story get longer because more people are hearing about it? Read More

April 15, 2015 5:30 PM

Fatal shooting unfolds on live television

Live coverage carries unique ethical responsibility, when stations must make decisions in real time. Read More

April 7, 2015 1:30 PM

Build credibility for sources

Back up news tips with research and evidence to show your audience the proof. Read More

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