The characteristics of broadcast news has a number of notable differences from its print counterpart.

Writing for the the visual medium of broadcast news requires different techniques. Notably, the addition of audio and moving pictures gives broadcast journalist a wave of new possibilities when reporting.

Sound bites and voiceovers are…

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America Braces for Election Results

Threats of protests loomed large over American cities even before election results starting coming in early Monday morning. Many groups have been preparing in the months leading up to the election, and protest turned violent in Washington DC.

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I found this article to present a lot of good ideas as it relates to newswriting.

One of the first things that struck me was the idea self importance in news. I think that it is a big problem in news reporting when media outlets think too highly of themselves…

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Country Music Star Dies at 81

Billy Joe Shaver, a famous outlaw country singer who started his career in the 70s, died at age 81. Shaver was known for his gritty yet well written songs and the singer has faced a number of unique challenges in life.

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Wedding Ring Found in Woods, Eight Years After Maine Hunter Lost It

Shawn Howard believed that he has lost his wedding ring for good when he misplaced the valuable item while deer hunting eight years ago. Another local hunter, Paul Hutchinson, recently found the ring and posted his discovery on…

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