Professional Journalism and How it should be Done

As soon as broadcast journalists steps into the newsroom and about to report breaking news, it is always a moment that separating mere readers from those who are the “true leaders” from the pack. The best and top anchors as well as “live” reporters may seem to make their job easy but in reality, it is the complete opposite. Aside from having a firm and good voice, proper delivery and professional look, those who are at the top-tier of broadcasting are capable of reporting news without script.

React and Respond

These journalists are communicating with comfort, clarity and command particularly when a story is fast developing that following formats and using scripts become useless. Acquiring skills without script is something that is built overtime. It falls on several aspects like:

  • Critical thinking
  • Continuous learning and;
  • Mental agility

If you want to become a journalist and be an expert like the ones you saw on TVs today, then here are few imperative tips to be taken into account.

Knowledge Base

Basically, this is your own understanding of names, geography, issues, history as well as your ability of putting everything in perspective for the viewers to see it in an easy to understand manner.

All of this comes from the commitment and dedication of a journalist to be the best in their craft.

When reporting and delivering news, especially if it is live, you never know when new information would come in. For this reason, journalists also have to be quick and adaptable in sorting, prioritizing, organizing and retaining huge volume of data.

Ethics

Now when it comes to journalism, there is this thing called “ethical journalism”. The sensitivity to live breaking news, graphic video, unconfirmed information, words that may cause panic, endanger security and or safety of the public or words that may add pain to traumatized victims are what being considered here. As a journalist, it is your responsibility to deliver the news in a neutral manner and still show sympathy without having to cross someone’s feelings, emotions or state.

For example, if the subject of the news are mother and daughter tattoos who got involved in an accident, then you would not say that it is just the right thing for them because of their tattoos, right? Still, you have to get through the real score of the story and report it to the viewers in an informative and organized manner.

Make that Story Count!

Whether it is just a quick mention or a featured story, having your content covered by a respected newspaper, well known magazine or popular blog is a surefire way of bolstering your brand and exposing yourself to a great number of followers. What seems to be the problem here is that, it is extremely difficult especially among startups to get the media’s attention.

Not until recently, appealing to media requires a couple of things and these are:

  1. Press Conference and;
  2. Press Release

While marketers can easily afford to have press release for their best home vacuum or whatever product or service they have, only few noticed it. Top press release distribution services are sending hundreds or thousands of new releases per day – majority of which are just given a glance by journalists and then discarded.

Optimizing what seems to be a Hard Work

Press conferences may be a better option in attracting attention. The thing is, they are known to be costly for startups and at the same time, requiring noteworthy news that appeals not only to small audience but also, to general public.

The good thing is that, there is a way that you can have your content be positioned in front of bloggers, journalists, influencers as well as mainstream media.

This is by understanding the way these people write about something. By doing so, you could market your content not in a way that it would appeal to a wider market. Rather, to target specific group of people or audience who has the capability or means to spread your message beyond your means.

Where to Position Yourself Online?

Almost 2 decades ago, journalists only have two ways of getting new stories one of which is by reading PRs that are distributed through mail or via wire services and the other is by doing investigative research to get stories of their own.

But now, the internet has opened new doors for journalists to get fresh stories without spending hours reading PRs or waiting for mails. For businesses, this can be taken advantage by learning how to position themselves and strategically used online channels to get their attention.

Living Happily With Dementia

Negative Presupposition on Dementia

Dementia is a common condition around the world. This is because older people are prone to memory loss and it is also quite hard to determine whether a person has a dementia or not. The problem is that people think of dementia as something that will ruin their lives or that will turn their lives upside down. Thus, this will then lead to people who are diagnosed with dementia to act negatively, thinking that they can no longer do the things they used to do back then. Hence, this negative presupposition on dementia should be eradicated.

If someone we know- a relative, friend, or a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, it is our job to make them realize that everything’s going to be fine and that they can still live a happy life. Do not ever let them think that they can no longer walk alone, roam around the park on neighborhood, because with the technological advancement, all of this are possible. The gps tracker til demente is a device developed to track someone, specifically those with dementia. It is a bracelet where a loved one must connect with his/her mobile device.

Living Positively With Dementia

You cannot blame someone who has a dementia or their loved ones to not feel hopeless or demotivated from time to time. Also, it is no wonder why most news articles view dementia as something negative because of the negative consequences a person face. But having a dementia does not mean it is the end of the world for them. There are a lot of ways for a dementia person to live happily. Aside from taking medications to control the symptoms delay extreme memory loss that may lead to accidents, health cares have been designing processes and methods that will promote peace of mind among dementia patients. Also, these methods will help patients to cope up with difficult situation and improve problem solving skills.

Other ways to promote a healthy heart, mind, and life among dementia patients are: music therapy, since this is believe to help patients remember happy memories, also sports because this will help them remember their sports or hobbies.

Life Begins at 40 Plus 10: Next Level Adventure

When they say life begins at 40, we cringed at the thought and somehow come up with a  better thought to it… well add 10 more and that makes life begins at 50. 

If you think of your life at 40 some people are still trying to get rich, working and hustling, finding someone to share the next years of their life or even staring at travel photos wondering when they’re ever gonna do it. 

Meanwhile, at 50 all you can ever do is sit at the porch looking back at things you have accomplished and the people you have helped along the way. And then you realized this is the part of your life where you should start having some real next-level adventure.

While you had those adventures back when you’re the twenties, so who said you can’t do it now that your 30 years older? So today, here are a few tips on how you can still have fun while you are living the life of the 50th.

How to Have Fun at 50

At 50 you will realize that it will be different from those years, this time you won’t be having much time spent with your kids and grandkids, but while you are stressing out the thought of not often seeing them, and while you stay at your porch waiting for their next weekend visit, why not think of something else to do?

It is somewhat getting your life back. No work, no more changing of diapers just you, and the life you are going to live again.

So today, here are a few tips that should help you enjoy life at 50.

Join Small Group Tour

Joining groups of the same age and the interests is just like joining glee clubs back in senior high school, it is just that now you are literally a senior with some fun. This is also a way of being independent, because yes you can still get those limbs to traveling.

Ride a Scooter

Your kids won’t stress out at the thought of you on a scooter because today a lot of companies are developing advanced features that even at your age can enjoy. You can go to adultelectricscooters.co.uk to know more about that.

 

Learning How to Write Website Content

One of the most exciting branches of journalism is writing. People always have the heart for writing with pen and paper, but with technology’s influence, people are now writing using keyboards in their portable computer.

While this is a good thing, this also had downsides to the traditional way of writing. However, people have different interests in life. And it’s just that yours happen to be about writing website content. So today here’s a few tips on how to write fruitful website content.

Learning How to Write Online

Learning how to write website content sure is not easy but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to manage. If you are passionate about writing then take that as a motivation, for online writing is far different from the traditional ways you used to write for.

So here are a few tips about how you can spice up a good website content as a web content writer.

Capture Reader’s Interest: Define Your Audience

It is so hard to capture the reader’s interest especially if there’s an ocean of fish on the internet. You just don’t know how to do it the right way. However, defining the right audience should help you ace up in your writing game.

Write Short and Simple Sentences 

Make sure that everything you publish is understandable, you don’t need to make use of hard to understand words or dictionary slangs, you would only give your readers a hard time comprehending with you. So keep it simple.

 

Image of a Thousand Word – The Art of Photo Journalism


The way humans perceive and understand things around him is very diverse. Our senses enable us to receive and perceive information that we’re having access. But of course, we have this specific sense where we do understand things better. Some might understand better by hearing, some by seeing, others are by feeling, smelling and many more. Today, let’s have some pro tips on how we can make a simple photograph makes the reader feel, hear, smell or feel the message within the image they see as it complements the words that are carefully written by the writers and editors.