Author Archives: mikemilhaven

Local News In The Digital Age

To paraphrase, Poynter’s Al Tompkins: Blame it on the barber shops. “There has been misinformation as long as there have been barber shops.”  That’s a quote from Tompkins in a recent article by Diana Marszalek titled “How Local News Can … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions For News Managers

A friend of mine is starting a new job today as a news director.  He’s one of the best managers I’ve worked for, so I figured this would be a good time to talk about what makes a good manager.  … Continue reading

The Newtown School Shooting: 3 Challenges For Journalists

The school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut is one of those horrible, senseless tragedies that has shocked the nation.  Twenty-eight people killed, 20 of them children, when a gunman opened fire inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School.  This type of story … Continue reading

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Breaking News And The Dangers Of Trying To Be First

The Aurora shooting massacre is a senseless tragedy that has created a national discussion on issues such as gun control and mental health. It is also likely the topic of discussion in newsrooms across the country, but for very different … Continue reading