Author Archives: isaacssl

Election Reporting 101 with @MSchmidtRTD

Markus Schmidt (@MSchmidtRTD), a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, visited the iPadJournos class on Thursday. Schmidt, who is covering the Virginia elections this year for the Times-Dispatch, encouraged students to become involved in the state election and to be aware of the issues surrounding it. He stressed the importance of state elections, especially in Virginia. Virginia, he said, is an important state in national politics, so the issues surrounding the state election hold a lot of importance. Continue reading

Social media anchoring with @LorenzoHall

Lorenzo Hall (@LorenzoHall), an evening anchor and reporter for CBS 6, visited our class on Thursday. Hall graduated from the University of Missouri before landing his first job with the news station as a morning reporter.  During his class visit, he discussed the importance of social media in the newsroom as well as which outlets are best for different news stories. Continue reading

Social media news strategies with @Scott_Wise

Scott Wise (@Scott_Wise), director for interactive media at WTVR-CBS 6, visited our class on Thursday. Wise said that the local TV station uses multiple social media platforms on a daily basis. All reporters have iPhones to take pictures and record video of breaking news on the scene. By doing this, they are able to post pictures on Twitter or videos via YouTube to put on the station’s website. Continue reading