I’ve gotten to write a lot of fun and interesting stories at work lately, and I feel as though I’ve really started to develop my beat as a media news reporter. I’ve made contacts and have a much better understanding of the industry and of what constitutes a good story idea than I did when I started out at Poynter in June 2007. It’s comforting to look back and see how far you’ve come and at the same time realize how much more you want to learn.
In the past month or two, I’ve written stories on a range of media-related topics. Some of my favorites have been about how technology is renewing attention to long-form journalism; how news organizations are handling requests to “unpublish” stories; and how we can help strengthen the role of women in the tech-related parts of journalism.
Below, I’ve listed the articles I’ve written since the last time I blogged about my stories in June. If you have a story idea, let me know. Enjoy!
Live Coverage of Philippine Hostage Situation Sparks Criticism, Debate
Chat Replay: Why Do We Need Female Journalists with Technical Expertise?
How Technology Is Renewing Attention to Long-form Journalism
20 SXSW Interactive Panels That Journalists Should Vote For
AP to Improve Obits of the Famous and Newsworthy
Coffeeshop Newsrooms Yield Stories, Sources, Understanding of Journalism
4 Digital Tools to Improve Your Government Coverage
Carvin: Facebook Lets NPR Empower Those Who Love Us, Listen to Those Who Don’t
5 Ways News Organizations Respond to ‘Unpublishing’ Requests
Legal Issues to Consider Before Unpublishing a Story
Why Journalists Make Mistakes & What We Can Do About Them
Journalists Who Are Humble, Empathetic & Curious Less Likely to Be Wrong
‘Media Evangelist’ Explains How Tumblr Fits into News Organizations’ Publishing Options
Why the AP is Assigning Oil Spill Editor, Reporters
5 Reasons the Sentinel, CNN and Philly.com have added mobile jobs
5 Strategies for Successful News Organization-University Partnerships