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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

TV news staffer advice and tips from a veteran

Randy Tatano (aka The Grape) has lots of experience in news, from local to the networks. His blog is a great resource for TV news newbies all the way to the grizzled veterans.

Below are links to some of his posts over the past few months that really jumped out at me.

- Newsflash: not all job openings are posted
- Advice doesn't always yield the same results in different situations
- The one time a lateral move makes sense
- How dare you look for another job and try to leave this minimum wage ninth circle of hell!
- A title doesn't make you smart
- Make your newsroom a happier place
- Why the idiot at the next desk makes more money than you
- Too many journalism grads and not enough jobs: the new grad's guide to surviving the recession

- Why the biggest egos are often found in small markets
- Yet another market size myth... all markets are not created equal

- Youse guys think your writing's gonna get better using Strunk & White? Fuhgeddaboudit!
- Writing for your station's site: "I didn't go to school to be a print reporter but now I have to be one."
- Music: the forgotten package element
Presentation: it's not just for restaurants anymore

- An agent works for you, not the other way around
- Things you need to know when considering an agent

- The red carpet never ends if you're on camera

- Reporter gets biggest story of all time
- Women reverse TV news stereotypes in new book

1 comment:

  1. I was just thinking of Randy the other day and now you feature his wisdom on your blog. Too cool. RT is one of the sharpest television minds in the business today. His insight and expertise are invaluable to broadcast journalists of all experience levels. He gave me my first shot as a reporter when he needed a bureau chief and I was a hungry veteran news photographer. I have a lot of respect for his ability to coach talent and cut a rug. Yes, he is quite the dancer!


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