Newsrooms are busy places. With hours of newscasts, websites and social platforms, the demand for content is constant, and everyone works hard to cover the news in a world where the deadline is always, "now."
In that flurry of activity, it's important to step back from time to time and reflect on how we do our jobs as journalists. How well are we serving our audience? How are we seeking out diverse voices? How can we improve the way we tell stories? How can we maintain quality when under pressure to do more with less? How can we support each other and work better as a team?
If you've been thinking about these things, we want to hear from you. RTDNA is seeking contributors to write about journalism topics, to be published on RTDNA.org and our social media platforms.
What are some of the journalism issues you're tackling in your newsroom? Have you found some workflow strategies that work well? How are you leveraging technology to help with newsgathering, production and delivery? What techniques are you trying to help tell a serious investigative story? Or a great feature? If you're a manager, what have you learned that helps you build and maintain a great team? We'd like to share your successes, lessons learned and great ideas with our growing audience.
We're looking for RTDNA members (if you aren't one yet, check out the benefits and sign up today!) working in radio, television or digital newsrooms who can offer insights, best practices and practical advice about how they get their job done. Our growing roster of contributors include people like MMJ Wayne Freedman in San Francisco, Executive Producer Melissa Luck in Spokane, Vancouver radio News Director Treena Wood, journalism educators like Syracuse's Simon Perez, and more.
They come from different media, different market sizes, and bring different insights to the table. It's time to add your voice. We want to hear from people doing the work of journalism, day in and day out.
Take a look at some of our recent pieces from contributors to get an idea of what we're looking for, and drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.