The mass shooting in Orlando has been very raw to cover. Mass shootings simply are. All hands are on deck. Everyone works long hours. Everyone bands together with a passionate sense of purpose to...

Recently the mastermind behind NewEnglandOne asked me to write this article. Full disclosure I am an agent. And this may surprise you, but I partly became one because I did not like how most...

A common discussion I have with news managers and universities looking to place recent grads, is the huge workload journalists face today.

With tensions heating up all over the world again, it is a good time to review how to write suspect descriptions. This issue came up recently on Twitter and it seemed some were confused on when...

Recently, two stations in Boston were accused of not properly attributing a story by a competitor when writing off the Associated Press wire. The AP copy attributed the story to a specific TV...

By now you’ve probably heard about the big story this week. It was an embarrassing gaffe during a live shot about the Michigan and Michigan State football game. It was a game decided on...

Everyone knows that in a lot of ways this is a small business. But many journalists today think that likely means you just need a few peers and a boss, maybe two, to root for you or serve as...

Unfortunately many newsrooms struggle with clearly defining their news philosophy. This can be very confusing and frustrating for the journalists in the trenches.

So how do you...

Let’s face it, journalists are airing and/or publishing more mistakes than they used to. So it is a good time to reiterate some tried and true guidelines to determine when information is...

More and more news managers require newscast critiques for anyone going for editorial positions.

This is great because it helps the managers “see how you think” on many...

No doubt, the killings of Alison Parker and Adam Ward have really shaken up fellow TV journalists from all over. And whenever a tragedy like this happens there are calls to action....
 

Beth Johnson

Beth Johnson contributes to New England One's "Surviving Television News."

Beth is a veteran producer and former executive producer who really knows how to get people talking. 

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