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5 Good Tips for Producing TV Pieces

Last Monday, I started a reporter internship at SWR Landesschau Rheinland-Pfalz, a local (statewide) newsy TV show with a human touch at public broadcaster Südwestrundfunk (I’ve been working with them for two years now).

It’S been incredibly hard for me as – what other people would call a “digital native” to actually do online stuff within that week, but that’s another story.

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Hörfunk-Schule Frankfurt (Radio Broadcasting School in Frankfurt)

After months of silence (and ignoring my application, but that’s a different story), I started getting news emails from the Junge Journalisten Rheinland-Pfalz e.V (Young Journalist of Rhineland-Palatinate).

Featured today was a forwarded newsletter from the Radio Broadcasting School in Frankfurt.

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Los Twitteros – The Thrill of Crime and Journalism

Isn’t it interesting? Just when I found a way to keep myself involved (and I mean like really really into it involved) with my internship – it ends 😉

Friday was my last day at the “Mainzer Rhein-Zeitung“. I’ll continue to write of course, but no more non-payed work from now.

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The first rule of Journalism is: YOU and your opinion don’t matter crap!

The first rule of Journalism is: YOU and your opinion don’t matter crap!
The second rule of Journalism is: YOU and your opinion don’t matter crap!
The third rule of Journalism is: News articles don’t tell a story.
The forth rule of Journalism is: News articles are told from important to unimportant with higher density on the important, more depth on the unimportant issues.

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Users Determine the Future of TV – The Future is Now

Resurfaced (skip this if all you care about is the article)

it’s been a while. I’ve been busy a good deal since I’m back from Seattle.
I’m interning at the overregional newspaper Rhein-Zeitung, spent two weeks in the Social Media department of their headquarters in Koblenz. Now that university has started, I’m back in Mainz, at the local office of Rhein-Zeitung, hoping to get their Social Media going here as well. I’ve been attending many interesting lectures and events about media and the future of news lately as well.

Recently, I got a chance to combine my efforts in New Media and Social media – and wrote an article about it. Sorry for those who don’t speak German!

Users Determine the Future of TV:

(Find the published article here or click )

Nutzer bestimmen Fernsehen der Zukunft

Medienunternehmen müssen sich anpassen

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The 140 Character Blog – Twitter Profile: West Seattle Blog

Another Profile for UW TwitterBook!

This profile was written for the University of Washington Twitter Book according to a Case Study Template.

West Seattle Blog is a hyper local community Blog that has achieved national recognition and serves its readers updates from “the hood” 24/7/365. The community voice has found its way onto Twitter.

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Twitter Profile: Monica Guzman

Another Profile for UW TwitterBook! Updated “Questions” section due to very timely repsonse!

This profile was written for the University of Washington Twitter Book according to a Case Study Template.

Monica Guzman is a Journalist and Blogger in Seattle. She writes the BigBlog, a Blog of the Seattle PI, a paper that successfully exists online, after its print version collapsed and was discontinued in 2009. Monica doesn’t do the job, she is the job – so many of her updates seem very personal, yet highly relevant!

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Twitter: King5 Profile

This profile was written for the University of Washington Twitter Book according to a Case Study Template.

King5Seattle is an NBC affiliated broadcasting Station in Seattle. But instead of broadcasting a newsfeed, their stream is a flow of conversations – with relevance to their audience!

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Open House Journalism – Twitter Profile: John A. Byrne

This profile was written for the University of Washington Twitter Book.
John A. Byrne, if you read this, please answer our Q&A!

John A. Byrne is one of the most open journalists I have found on Twitter. He allows people to peek into his virtual newsroom and takes their suggestions.

John A Byrne is the Editor-in-Chief of Business week and an outspoken fan of Twitter. In a video on the Business Week website, he talks about the people he follows as well as his own use of Twitter. This video is what brought me to his profile in the first place. The reason? John A Byrne is a Journalist who gives a real inside scoop – he shares with Twitter what will be BusinessWeek’s news of tomorrow!

John A Byrne opens the newsroom to the reader, but he forgot to water the plants!

John A Byrne opens the newsroom to the reader, but he forgot to water the plants!

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Is CNN Still Missing the Conversation? – Twitter Profile: Rick Sanchez, CNN

This profile was written for the University of Washington Twitter Book.

I analyzed the profile of news anchor Rick Sanchez for the UW Twitter Book. As Social Media flagship for CNN, my expectations for his use of Twitter were high. While his personal and human voice makes for a pleasant feed, it keeps me wondering if CNN is still missing out on the conversation on Twitter.

CNN is one of the most influential providers of news online (as they claim on their Breaking News Twitter account).
While CNN has embraced a number of uncommon technologies, #cnnfail has damaged CNN’s public and especially online image. When the criticism hit CNN, Rick Sanchez proactively talked about CNN’s coverage of the #iranelection. Sanchez is thus the most noticeable non-robotic CNN News provider tweeting, although other individuals have larger followings (namely Larry King & Dr. Sanjay Gupta)

@ricksanchezcnn - Uniting person and network. Do both come through?

@ricksanchezcnn - Uniting person and network. Do both come through?

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