Media Insider: Lessons from Inside the Newsroom, Freelance Longevity and More Media Moves

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week.

Photo by Trey Ratcliff used under CC BY 2.0

Photo by Trey Ratcliff used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

3 Things a Trip Back to the Newsroom Taught Me About Teaching (MediaShift)

Simon Perez, a professor of broadcast journalism at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, recently took two weeks to produce a few stories at KPIX, a CBS TV station located in San Francisco and home to a newsroom he worked for before 2011. Here he shares what this experience taught him when it comes to educating journalism students, and how he plans on implementing these self-taught lessons this fall.

How Screens Make Us Feel (Columbia Journalism Review)

Several studies have been produced lately researching the long-term effects of screen time on human beings. This one, conducted by the Columbia Journalism Review, takes a look at reading comprehension and empathy when it comes to human interest stories and the effects of reading it on a screen versus in print. The study takes into account the distractions that come along with reading online and several other factors that affect both onscreen and print reading, offering an insightful look into the differences between the two.

Only 33% of Small Business Owners Make It 10 Years. So How Did These Freelancers Beat the Odds? (Contently’s The Freelancer blog)

Two weeks ago, a Contently study that depicted the exhilarating yet unpredictable life of full-time freelancing was featured. A writer took it one step further and interviewed multiple veteran freelancers “who’ve been at the game for at least a decade.” In this piece, freelancers provide useful advice on how to make it long term in a tough industry as well as the key factors to their successes.

Inside the World’s Slowest Newsroom (Buzzfeed)

Buzzfeed’s News World Correspondent from Mexico, Karla Zabludovsky, takes her audience into the Granma newsroom. “The official newspaper of Cuba’s Communist Party” has no Wi-Fi and most of the reporters work offline and do not carry smartphones. Between the “lag in technology” and consequences of censorship, this is an intriguing look into a newsroom’s unique domain.

Media News and Moves for the Week of July 6 (PR Newswire’s Media Moves)

Media Moves keeps you up to date with who went where in the world of media. This week there’s a new Managing Editor for The Huffington Post, several editors are joining Business Insider, and changes are taking place at Univision America.

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Stephanie de Ruiter is an audience researcher with PR Newswire keeping up with media moves throughout the nation with a focus on blogs and online publications.

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