I remember well the first day I walked into the Daily News as a new member of the staff in September 1987.
One of the Daily News’ correspondents in Northeast Nebraska — who I’ve known for a long time — recently sent me an email with some kind words in relation to my plans to retire from the full-time editor’s position at the Daily News at the end of this month.
It’s not just reporters who conduct interviews. Students often find themselves having to do interviews as part of a class assignment. Human resources representatives conduct job interviews.
In early June — to help commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion during World War II — the Daily News published something completely different.
Over the years, the Daily News — like many other businesses — establishes guidelines to follow. They’re designed to help us be consistent and fair in dealing with the general public, while also striving to provide as interesting content as possible for readers and online users.
“Good grammar is like personal hygiene. You can ignore it if you want, but don’t be surprised when people draw their conclusions.”
Several Daily News staff members had the pleasure to meet with Norfolk Police Chief Don Miller recently as a way to get better acquainted and discuss media coverage of police-related activities.
In a country preoccupied with presidential candidates preaching extreme liberalism and even unabashed socialism comes America’s greatest living historian, David McCullough, with a new and needed book.
My how time flies.
One of the challenges facing newspapers and other media outlets is deciding how much attention to pay to a historical anniversary.
Some odds and ends to share with readers:
Here comes another installment in the irregular series of “things a news organization concerns itself with that probably seem very strange to the average person”:
Like many other businesses in Norfolk and area communities, the Daily News somewhat regularly gets calls from school representatives asking if we would be willing to have one of their students spend a few hours here as part of a job shadow.
Creating an even playing field for a free and diverse press in the United States is the goal of what’s officially titled the “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act.”
You’ve probably noticed the advertisements that have been published already in the Daily News. But I can’t help but offer another mention of the Norfolk Area Business Hall of Fame.
A few student-related items to pass along in this space today.
Some more odds and ends from the newsroom to share:
Some odds and ends from the newsroom to share:
I recently had a Daily News reader ask me for some tips on how best to write a letter to a state legislator. It was a good question because state senators likely receive a large number of letters and emails on legislative bills.
Some odds and ends from the newsroom to pass along: