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Guest Post: 10 Tips for Breaking Into Broadcast News

Chris Pollone is a freelance correspondent for NBC News Channel. Prior to moving to New York City he worked at the NBC affiliate in Birmingham, Ala. for 11 years. Today, he shares his 10 tips for breaking into broadcast news:

Saints/Raiders Links: What Others Are Saying

The Saints methodically destroyed the Raiders 38-17 to improve to .500 on the season. It was a complete game. When Drew Brees “only” throws for 219 yards and doesn’t have the weight of the game on his back, it’s a good thing. Sure the defense gave up 404 yards — the tenth time this season […]

New Facebook Page

I’m working on incorporating a lot more facebook use into my daily news coverage. I have a personal facebook page for family and friends and I like to keep work stuff separate. On the new work page I’ll post newscast-related stuff, behind-the-scenes videos and stories of interest. Plus, I’ll seek viewer feedback and opinions on […]

The WDSU Team on Twitter

Here’s an updated list of the WDSU gang on Twitter, not including me. WDSU News: @WDSU WDSU News at 4: @WDSU4PM News Anchor Camille Whitworth: @CamilleWhit6 News Anchor Norman Robinson: @NormanRobinson1 News Anchor Melanie Hebert: @MelanieHebert Reporter Siemny Chhuon: @Siemny Reporter Travers Mackel: @TraversMackel Chief Meteorologist Margaret Orr: @MargaretOrr Meteorologist Jay Galle: @JayGalle Meteorologist Patrick […]

Interviewing Workshop

At 1:00 this afternoon, I’m heading over to Bonnabel High School to give students tips on interviewing and using Twitter. So here’s a question for people who have been interviewed for print or broadcast before — what do you want them to know? And what pitfalls have you experienced using Twitter personally or in the […]

iPhone Resurrected

Anyone who followed my journey to the Super Bowl in Miami knows my beloved iPhone drowned in a hotel pond. Almost instantly, I hopped the railing separating my table from the pond and, with the help of a WDSU news photographer sitting next to me, scooped the phone from the depths of the pond. But […]

Online Super Bowl Coverage

The WDSU Super Bowl team will have extensive coverage all week on Twitter, Facebook, WDSU.com. Once I leave Tuesday, I’ll be blogging and posting video here as well. These WDSU tweeps are already in Miami: Executive producer Rich Kiss | @rgk224 Sports anchor Fletcher Mackel | @FletcherMackel Sports anchor Keli Fulton | @KeliFulton News videographer […]

Facebook and Twitter

I just created a new Facebook account for work purposes. Check it out here. You can also follow me on Twitter.

WESH 2 News on Twitter

The list of on-air people using Twitter at WESH 2 News continues to grow. Have you embraced this technology in your newsroom? You should. Martha Sugalski, anchor: @MarthaSugalski Scott Walker, anchor: @ScottWalker2 Syan Rhodes, anchor: @SyanRhodes Tony Mainolfi, meteorologist: @TonyJMainolfi Amy Sweezey, meteorologist: @AmySweezey Jason Brewer, meteorologist: @jasonbrewerWESH Jeff Lennox, reporter: @JeffLennox Amanda Ober, reporter: […]