4 Takeaways for Storytellers from This Year’s Peabody Awards

A record was set when the 73rd Annual Peabody Awards were presented on Monday. Forty-six recipients — the largest number of Peabody winners in a single year — were honored. After reviewing the script for this year’s awards ceremony, emcee Ira Glass (whose This American Life also took home an award), told the crowd there was no way around it…

FB Newswire, A New Tool for Journalists

Facebook announced Thursday the launch of FB Newswire, a service intended for journalists but open to anyone. Through a partnership with Storyful, “FB Newswire aggregates newsworthy content shared publicly on Facebook by individuals and organizations across the world for journalists to use in their reporting,” explains Andy Mitchell, Facebook’s director of news and global media partnerships.…

The Editor-Freelancer Relationship: 5 Tips for Making It Work

Just because a newsroom is forced to cut staff due to tightened budgets doesn’t mean story production gets to slide. Enter the freelancer. “Fresh Water Cleveland is 100 percent freelance,” said managing editor Doug Trattner, during last week’s Press Club of Cleveland panel. “Including me.” The weekly e-magazine and website is managed by Trattner, as well as freelance…

Evolution of Media Webinar: The Changing Role of the Journalist

With vast amounts of information being produced every day, it’s a journalist’s responsibility to sort, verify, and add context so audiences have the resources to think critically. “Journalists have gone from just being storytellers to sensemakers,” said Ellyn Angelotti, director of custom programs with the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, during a recent PR Newswire webinar. Angelotti,…