RTDNA http://tspr.org en TV Anchors: Journalists or Actors? http://tspr.org/post/tv-anchors-journalists-or-actors <p>The Shop Talk panelists discuss a case out of California in which an appellate court decided the hiring of a weather anchor is basically a casting decision. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:38:14 +0000 Rich Egger 47452 at http://tspr.org TV Anchors: Journalists or Actors? Giving Hugs to News Sources http://tspr.org/post/giving-hugs-news-sources <p>The Shop Talk panelists discuss whether it’s appropriate for a reporter to hug a news source. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:29:55 +0000 Rich Egger 44755 at http://tspr.org Giving Hugs to News Sources Using Drones to Cover News http://tspr.org/post/using-drones-cover-news <p></p><p>The panelists discuss whether media organizations should start using drones in their reporting, especially of breaking news.</p><p>Vince Duffy, Chairman of the Radio Television Digital News Association, writes about drones in <a href="http://www.rtnda.org/article/drones_the_latest_must_have_toys_for_your_newsroom" target="_blank">a recent column</a>. He pointed out it is much cheaper to buy a drone than pay for a helicopter and pilot. The tool is already being used by some news organizations.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:15:18 +0000 Rich Egger 25663 at http://tspr.org Using Drones to Cover News Bill Knight - March 15 http://tspr.org/post/bill-knight-march-15 <p>Most journalists occasionally are confronted by angry newsmakers (usually powerful ones). Some journalists get threatening calls or emails, rude posted comments or letters to the editor, and that&rsquo;s about it. But this week, as the seventh annual Sunshine Week is underway, it&rsquo;s appropriate to also note that some journalists are killed for being part of the handful of human beings whose job &ndash; whose calling &ndash; is to run toward danger.<br /> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:50:43 +0000 Rich Egger 11814 at http://tspr.org Bill Knight - March 15