Tag Archives: News reporting

Job Shadow: WEAU’s Stephanie Olsen

By Taylor Pomasl Meet Stephanie Olsen. The recent college grad is now WEAU Channel 13’s producer for the noon and 5p.m. news, operating the entire news cast from behind the scenes. Olsen was raised in a small town in southwest Wisconsin, … Continue reading

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Misogyny in Media: Reporting on Female Politicians

By Kessa Albright “She scares me. I cross my legs every time she talks,” Tucker Carlson, MSNBC political correspondent, infamously said on his show Tucker July 16, 2007. Political leanings aside, anyone can agree that media coverage of Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

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Job Shadow: TV reporter stresses camera, tripod use

By Elizabeth Gosling Jesse Yang works at WQOW TV in Eau Claire as a reporter. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2013 with a degree in journalism. During her university career, she went through a phase from … Continue reading

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When does celebrity journalism become gossip?

(video from E! Entertainment Youtube Channel) “Who are you wearing?” is the million-dollar question on every red carpet around the world. Fashion designers’ names drop like flies as their creations are flaunted on every star and starlet. A celebrity’s baby … Continue reading

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Online editions change how newspapers make money

The ability for news consumers to get print journalism online has helped them stay up-to-date, but it’s changed the way newspapers responsible for much of the content stay in business. It’s easier than ever to access newspaper content online. While … Continue reading

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News coverage stereotypes minorities

When a heavily armed white man entered a movie theater in suburban Denver last year, killing 12 people and injuring 50 others, he was called a ‘gunman.’ News media speculated he had a mental illness. But when a 19-year-old Somali-American … Continue reading

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Navigating the dangers of tweeting

With the growing popularity of social media, the way journalists deliver news is quickly changing. Journalists like Anderson Cooper, Christiane Amanpour and nearly everyone in between seem to be using the social network Twitter to deliver up-to-the-minute news. While there are many … Continue reading

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Social media threatens traditional sports reporting

With the increase of social media, athletes are beginning to bypass reporters by releasing information directly to the public. Reporters, in turn, have to change the way they cover sports to adapt with these trends. In the pre-digital world, journalists … Continue reading

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Journalists should plan ahead for disaster coverage

It is no wonder that many of the journalists are puzzled when covering news about “disasters.” Because of the difficult circumstances of a disaster and the tight news deadlines, reporters need experience. The following tips can help gain some of … Continue reading

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