Category Archives: Tips

Digital tools you can use now for quicker, easier reporting

Today’s journalists are seeing a change in the way they collect information to report quickly. Assignment Editor Bill Decker and Assistant News Director Eric Nazarenus at WGAL-TV, News 8, in Lancaster shared evolving tools reporters can use to enhance stories. Continue reading Digital tools you can use now for quicker, easier reporting

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Tip sheet: What your readers are really telling you

See where your online traffic is coming from. Page views aren’t the only thing that matters. Try new things. Pay attention to trends.

Three panelists offered those suggestions and over a dozen more Saturday at the PSNE’s breakout session on using analytics to understand your online audience and inform how to engage with readers.

Most importantly, the message was that data and analytics are your friend. Here’s a look at all the suggestions mentioned during the seminar:

Continue reading Tip sheet: What your readers are really telling you

5 tips for a better resume

Here are five thing you can do to avoid the pitfalls of bad resumes, brought to you by Karen Testa – East Region Editor of The Associated Press. Follow her on Twitter at @testawong.

1. Do not use the word “passion” in your resume. Your passion should show through in your work.

2. Show your experience, not just the degree(s) you bring to the table

3. Do not put your GPA on your resume. Anything less than a 4.0 isn’t going to help you

4. Include your Twitter handle; employers look to your social media accounts to learn what kind of a person you are. (Side note: Keep your social media accounts clean!)

5. Tailor your objective to the job you’re seeking. Talk about what YOU can contribute, rather than what the employer can do for you.