This just in ... you can plan for breaking news
News breaks and journalists & editors scramble to react. Afterward shoulders are shrugged and we say "Forget it, Jake. It's breaking news." That's not how it needs to work. What if instead we could approach breaking news situations with a sense of calm and confidence? What if we considered the who, what, where, why and how of things that could happen, and simply left the when to chance?
Let's have a discussion and develop a plan for covering the news that could/will happen in our market.
Rick Hirsch is managing editor of The Miami Herald, where he has worked as a reporter and editor for 39 years. He is responsible for day-to-day oversight of The Herald’s news content on digital platforms and print. He also supervises newsroom recruiting and training. He's led coverage of numerous disasters, from including a key role in coverage of Hurricane Andrew and its aftermath, which won a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. @rickhirsch
Chris Keller is the Director of Graphics and Data Visualization for the Los Angeles Times. He joined The Times in 2017 and has held a variety of roles in various newsroom departments in his career. Prior to working at the Times, Keller was at KPPC, where his work on officer-involved shootings and California wildfires was recognized with multiple awards. @ChrisLKellerLAT
Nicole Vap is director of investigative journalism for KUSA-TV and TEGNA. Her team has won multiple awards including the IRE Award, Sigma Delta Chi, National Edward R. Murrow award and the duPont-Columbia baton. Nicole lives in Denver with her husband, Drew, two daughters, and dog Trixie. @nicolevap
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