Aspiring journalists, stop with the “email interviews”






Whenever I give journalism students assignments that require interviews, it’s inevitable that someone will ask whether email interviews are acceptable. And invariably, my responses are: In-person, Skype, Google Hangout or telephone interviews are preferable. A text chat is better than an email exchange. If email is the only option, call it an exchange, not an […]

Practical advice for journalism students






In every journalism class I teach, I have a session or two on some practical matters that fall under the heading, “Things I wish someone had told me when I was your age.” The tips often have to do with issues I have confronted on the job that weren’t part of the curriculum or management […]