A Toolbox For Mental Health in the Newsroom

Author Matthew Nordin, MSW, LSWAIC, MHP Let’s admit it. There are still some managers in TV news who don’t think “the troops” should feel as entitled to take time off for depression as the flu. And I’ll admit it. I’ve heard horror stories of, for example, an MMJ...

Navigating Your Way Through the TV News Wilderness

As a TV news professional, do you ever wonder “what in the world is happening to TV news?!” I do… every day. Working in the industry right now can feel a lot like survival camp– somebody dropped you off in the middle of the woods with a flashlight and a pocket...

What’s the End Game in TV News?

I am sure someone has a plan or a vision.  They must!  It’s too important to just let fate take over, right?  Someone must be looking ahead five years or even two years to make sure multi-media journalists have a place to work and thrive. Every day I see more postings...

When Your Fingers Betray You

When you put your fingers on your computer keyboard and start typing, your mind does something that will affect the quality of the story you are working on?  Why is it that you can talk with the executive producer and the show producer and tell them about your...

Basic Tips for TV Reporters

        From TvNewsmentor.com and TopNewsTalent.com   Ross Becker  WRITE THE LEAD FIRST.  This is where the story begins.  Use short sentences to draw the viewer into the story.  It is a headline with a transition to the beginning of the...

The Elephant in the Newsroom

There is something that needs to be said. It’s there in every newsroom from New York to Yuma. It’s not a new problem for sure but let’s call it a new challenge. It can be fixed. But first, it needs to be recognized.We are asking our broadcast and digital journalists...