Writing for News Today
Al Tompkins, Poynter Institute
Here’s the kind of News Seminar you’ve been looking for!
Writing News with Al Tompkins of the Poynter Institute will help you write stronger stories even on deadline. By asking better questions you will learn to avoid the journalism land mines being laid by people who send you fake video, doctored photographs, questionable studies and outright lies. You will learn how to mine metadata embedded in user-contributed photos. You will learn how to turn boring looking financial disclosures into story ideas that will make your assignment desk love you. And finally, Al Tompkins will introduce you to the most insanely cool stuff that journalists are using to capture and file stories. Lots of these are free or cheap. From web search sites to ways to file on social media without ever typing a word, you will be saying “Hey Al, That’s Cool.”