The Art of the Tough Interview

The Art of the Tough Interview

This new article in CJR by Gerald Eskenazi on the fine art of reading the moment and asking the right question in an interview starts with Donald Trump and ends with Muhammad Ali. Never thought I’d see those two names in print together. But Eskenazi has the...
How They Did It Part I & II

How They Did It Part I & II

A super interesting and useful post from Journalism Tools on Medium that not only lists 22 online storytelling tools but also shows relevant news examples of each tool from various media organisations. Excellent examples of programming and journalism coming together...
Drone journalism up and flying; Kathmandu’s latest footage

Drone journalism up and flying; Kathmandu’s latest footage

By Robin Ewing This drone footage of Kathmandu does an incredible job of showing the scale of damage done by Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal. The only other way to get these kinds of images would be to hire a helicopter.     Drone journalism is up and...
The gray zone of plagiarism

The gray zone of plagiarism

by Robin Ewing The Columbia Journalism Review this week  published a thoughtful article on plagiarism and the trickiness of defining it in a digital world where “all ideas are secondhand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources.”...
“Feelings journalism” based on assumptions

“Feelings journalism” based on assumptions

An article from the New Republic last week discusses what the author calls “feelings journalism,” which is simply a new way of describing an old kind of writing: assuming we know what another person is thinking and feeling without actually asking. I often see this in...