Finding story ideas, becoming Googleable

Three-Minute Justice

Discussion topics in News & Feature writing class today:

  • Three-minute justice – finding stories in unexpected places. A study of Florida’s fast-moving misdemeanor courts finds “haste and waste” in lieu of justice.
    Download PDF of Three-Minute Justice
  • A story about Brian Stelter, a blogger for the New York Times’ blog Media Decoder. He said:

You’ve got to be Googleable…
Find something nobody else is doing as well as you can and do it. The future of journalism is really a combination of big institutions, like the New York Times, but also our own work, posting online, blogging and creating our own media without the big institutions.

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