Category Archives: reporting

Free Advice from a Reporter

I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to be cooperative, helpful, and pleasant when a reporter contacts you about an article. I know I’ve blogged about this before but somehow the topic just keeps resurfacing. Here’s the deal. You have one business which, if you’re a business owner that likes to keep on top…
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Ask the Experts: What Journalists Should Know about School Safety

Apologies for falling off the blog wagon once again. Today I will finally conclude my posts about the Education Writers Association National Seminar’s presentations. As I mentioned previously, I try to develop a schedule ahead of time for much of the conference. But I do like to leave a little room for spontaneity which was…
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A Winning Seminar Selection in Beantown

Just returned from the Education Writers Association’s National Seminar in Boston where I attended a number of excellent presentations about all sorts of education-related topics. My general rule-of-thumb when conferencing is to go to a few talks on topics I’m familiar with and write about often, but after that it’s a free for all! In…
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How to have a Really Good Interview

As a feature article writer, a journalist, and a budding nonfiction book writer, interviewing ends up being a huge chunk of my daily work schedule. Fortunately it’s a part of my job that I like. In fact, I enjoy my interviews almost as much as the writing process or the thrill of seeing my articles…
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