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  • Transforming data into knockout visuals

    McNelly Torres and Josh Hinkle demostrate how to effectively utilize visual data in broadcasts. http://slides.com/mcnelly/deck#/2 https://prezi.com/mfiw_g7-4hfh/broadcast-visuals/

    Tags: broadcast;

    By McNelly Torres; Josh Hinkle

    2017

  • Editors: Bulletproofing Your Data Stories

    Even if you don’t know how to program or do data analysis yourself, asking the right questions can go a long way toward identifying problems before publication or broadcast. Here are some questions editors can ask.

    Tags: editors; analysis; data; problems

    By Joel Engelhardt; Jennifer Forsyth

    2017

  • 60 Broadcast Stories in 60 Minutes

    Joe Ellis and Jennifer Cobb provide 60 story ideas for broadcast news.

    Tags: broadcast; story ideas; tv

    By Joe Ellis; Jennifer Cobb

    2016

  • Covering Environmental Stories in Kenya

    These documents provide insight into techniques used to find environmental stories in Kenya.

    Tags: kenya; story ideas; eco; environment; health

    By Rosalia Omungo

    2016

  • Sports investigations

    The world of sports is ripe for investigations. This tipsheet will give practical advice and insight on how to pierce these often-insular institutions, holding sports figures and powerful programs accountable. It will discuss how traditional reporting like source development and records requests coupled with social media and archival video digging will help nail the story. It will describe the advantages of the rolling investigation, working with beat reporters on sensitive stories, interview techniques for broadcast vs. online/print and strategies for taking on that local “sacred-cow” team.

    Tags: athletics; investigations; athletes; institutions; figures

    By John Diedrich

    2016

  • Story Coaching

    What makes great investigators on the outside can make them a pain to manage. If you’re good at your job, chances are you’re good at driving your boss crazy, too. Learn from some of the most patient managers in the business on how to manage up and hear their tips for how to structure and lead a team for success. https://prezi.com/d2cusm4xs-wg/story-coaching/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

    Tags: broadcast; pitching; stories; manager

    By Nicole Vap

    2016

  • Broadcast: 60 stories in 60 minutes - tipsheet

    Two of the top investigative producers in the business share 60 broadcast stories from investigative reporters across the country that can be done in any market.

    Tags: story; ideas; broadcast; television

    By Joe Ellis, Jennifer Cobb

    2016

  • Tips for Tracking Local Campaign Cash

    State and local elections often receive little attention but are rich with potential stories and investigations - if you know how to follow the money. This tipsheet will cover why more money is expected to funnel into state and local elections this cycle, how dark money is making its way into local campaigns, the basics of tracking straw donors in local campaigns, and ways to identify who is behind different ads being broadcast in your area.

    Tags: state; local; money; elections

    By David Washburn

    2016

  • How to follow the money

    State and local elections often receive little attention but are rich with potential stories and investigations - if you know how to follow the money. This presentation will cover why more money is expected to funnel into state and local elections this cycle, how dark money is making its way into local campaigns, the basics of tracking straw donors in local campaigns, and ways to identify who is behind different ads being broadcast in your area.

    Tags: campaign; money; state; local

    By Denise Roth Barber

    2016

  • Broadcast: how to get people to talk - tipsheets

    It sounds impossible -- key subjects in your story won’t go on camera. But there are proven techniques to change their mind. From scammers to sex offenders, two network producers and a correspondent share what works to land sit-down interviews with the people least likely to talk.

    Tags: broadcast; interviews; subjects; camera

    By Cindy Galli, Dina Gusovsky, Scott Zamost

    2016