EIJ 2016: Everything you know about multimedia storytelling is wrong

By Danielle Church Reporters are not just writers anymore. They are photographers, videographers, graphic designers, etc. In this generation, they have to be everything…or so they thought. According to University of California Berkley professor Richard Koci Hernandez, reporters really don’t have to do it all. In fact, we all really need to let go of [...]

EIJ 2016: Covering mass shootings, wrongful convictions and making a murderer

By Ally Pruitt How often do we hear reporters say things like “31 shot, 10 murdered”? or “The shooter is still on the loose and police are on the hunt?” Unfortunately, murder, mass shootings and convictions, whether wrongful or purposeful, are prevalent in today’s news. The Excellence in Journalism Conference, held in New Orleans, acknowledged [...]