Broadcast: Managing your time doing GA and watchdog (Sponsored by National Association of Broadcasters)
This session is for general assignment and investigative journalists. We'll delve into how to maximize your time doing both, why general assignment and breaking news stories often yield long-form investigations, and how to cultivate sources and dig every day as a general assignment reporter. We'll spend half the session sharing our tips and the other half taking your questions.
Erica Byfield is an Emmy award winning general assignment reporter for WNBC-TV in New York City. She joined News 4 New York in September 2016. Prior to that she spent nearly 6 years working for WSB-TV in Atlanta as an investigative and general assignment reporter. She also worked for KMOV in St. Louis, MO and for KFVS in Cape Girardeau, MO. Awards for her work include several regional Emmy awards, two regional Edward R Murrow awards and she was an IRE medal finalist. @ericabyfield4ny
Lydia is an investigative reporter and weekend anchor at WBRC Fox 6 in Birmingham, Alabama. After 5 years practicing law in Baltimore, Maryland, she graduated from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with honors. @LydiaHuWBRC
Melanie Woodrow is an Investigative MMJ for ABC7 News in San Francisco. She splits her time between ITeam MMJ and General Assignment reporting. Melanie has been a reporter for 15 years working at stations on both coasts. Previously she was the Investigative Reporter for the nationally syndicated daytime talk show The Doctors. When Melanie isn’t reporting, she is usually practicing or teaching yoga. You can follow her on Twitter @MelanieWoodrow
Balancing General Assignment with Investigative Stories
Lydia Hu giver her advice in this tipsheet for balancing general assignment work with investigations.
GA & Watchdog
This presentation gives tips on work balance with general assignment work and watchdog journalism.