Podcast wisdom on journalism (Cornerstone: things to make time for…
Podcast wisdom on journalism
Achieving and measuring policy impact > clicks, views
Work with advocacy groups to have more impact, but careful not to mix roles: journalist asks questions and finds facts, advocate knows answers and uses facts for their cause
Financed by philanthropists and donators
Ethics in photojournalism is still crucial
Photojournalism is extremely male-driven, which risks to only see the world thru a man's lens and male subjects
Youth is using Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter to get their news.
It's good to be on every social and 'bring the social' with you on every assignment
AJ+ reverses the traditional broadcast model: first the impact shot, then the explanation. Focus on characters and narrative arch. Subtitles are crucial for social media.
Poli sci links
Important to get perspective on stories: close up for details, zoom out for continent/world trends and contrasts
Finding balance between sincere, different angle reporting, analysis and op-eds
Although I do have a human rights' approach, I know my perspective does not represent all of reality. Although I fundamentally disagree with bigots and racists, there must be a portion of truth of their "reality". I want to be able to better see a full picture of reality and not shut down people with alternative, and sometimes appalling, views.
Honor different views when developing stories, interviewing sources and analyzing the news
Listen to people with alternative, and oftentimes, frustrating points of view
Read, listen and think about different theories in poli sci (such as gender theories, revolutionist theories, constructivism, real politik, neoliberalism, etc)
Read, listen and think about different ways to approach an issue other than poli sci (sociology, anthropology, economics, technology, law, geography etc).
Different zoom-in and outs of analysis: individual, local, national, regional, continental, global
Cornerstone: things to make time for
Networks and collaboration
Genuinely take interest in others and their work, see opp for collaboration and mutual education
Ask people for their opinion and tips
Developing different angles and formats for each story idea
As in not stuck in one worldview, nor one way of communicating: how to best represent reality and how to best communicate it?
But have times for it: doing it mindfully, not compulsive.
Actively improving skills
Research (compiling data)
Marketing and pitching