Cutting Tape to Copy
Learn how to make your visuals match your copy.
Learn how to make your visuals match your copy.
What skills do you need to be a multimedia journalist? NBC 10 Philadelphia’s Tim Furlong talks about his job and career.
What started as a Spanish-language insert in a California campus newspaper is now the main source of news for the area’s growing Latino population.
“Southlake” podcast hosts Antonia Hylton and Mike Hixenbaugh share how they reported and produced their six-part series.
Reid Davenport, a NBCU Academy Original Voices Fellow, says his upcoming film will “chip away at the corrosive legacy of the Freak Show.”
MLK50’s founder Wendi Thomas says, “We’re aligned with people that Dr. King would be aligned with if he were still alive. That’s people of color, immigrants, the undocumented and women.”
NBC News senior social newsgathering reporter Shamar Walters explains how social media can be used in reporting and how to verify user-generated content.
By sharing stories, sources and training opportunities, Texas Metro News aims to support Black journalists and offer more robust coverage of the Black community.
Bianca Xunise and Steenz, two of the first Black femme cartoonists with nationally syndicated comic strips, are bringing diverse storytelling to a historically white, male-dominated field.
NBC Latino wanted to go beyond U.S. Census numbers and put faces to Latino population growth.
Jiachuan Wu, a national interactive journalist for the NBC News Digital Data/Graphics team, discusses with NBCU Academy her day-to-day work and her path as an interactive journalist.
Meet the Press anchor and NBC News political Director Chuck Todd explains the meaning of “on the record,” “off the record” and “on background.”
When it comes to what journalists posts on their own social media accounts, there are a couple key rules that should be followed. NBC News Director of Standards Nina Sen explains how journalists can remain professional and authentic online.
Zora Stephenson broke local sportscasting barriers by becoming the first woman to call a Bucks game. “History was never the goal,” she said, but “I don’t take it lightly.”
“Our solution here isn’t just to train white folks to be more woke,” one expert said. “What we want to do is to put in policies that take this out of the realm of this discretion.”
NBC News Recruiter Tara Morgan presents her best tips for journalists’ resumes and how to get noticed by recruiters.
Of the 73 editors-in-chief at award-winning college newsrooms in the Spring 2021 semester, less than 6 percent were Black, and approximately 10 percent were Latinx — significantly less than their share of the college population.
LinkedIn Career Expert Andrew McCaskill gives tips on how to set up your LinkedIn profile to get noticed and hired.
NBCU Academy 101 Journalists often rely on sources to obtain information for their reporting. For beat reporters, it’s especially important to build a network of people who are subject-matter experts or have authority over the topic area. NBC News correspondent Josh Lederman explains how to find and develop a broad range of sources within your beat. Make a list of key players in your beat. Think of it as the newsmakers within your beat. Look through past coverage of your beat, see which people were mentioned in the stories and add them to your list. Take note of where people congregate and go there. It could be a board meeting, an annual conference or any other type of event. If your beat is Congress, go to Capitol Hill when the House of Representatives and Senate are in session and talk to the representatives and senators and anyone else who works on the Hill. Reach out to potential sources. The internet is a great place to find contact info. If they’re a well-known person, sometimes they have it listed on their personal or company website. If not, a Google search might bring up email, phone number or social media profiles. Build a relationship with a source. This might take a while, so commit to that relationship and show that you care. Once you get some new information from your source, check a few things before publishing it. Even if it’s a trusted source that you have worked with before, you always want to corroborate the information they provide. One way to do is see if there are primary documents or official records that you can access to fact-check your source’s information.
NBC News Senior Reporter Brandy Zadrozny takes you through the tools and resources you can use to start researching your beat.
Beat reporters have a real depth of knowledge about something — or some things — in particular.
TODAY Show meteorologist Al Roker breaks down how he reports the weather.
Nnamdi Egwuonwu, segment producer for “Zerlina” on Peacock, takes us behind the scenes on the research, writing, and editorial vision to make the news happen.
Ever wonder how anchors seem to never break eye contact? MSNBC Anchor Yasmin Vossoughian explains how to use a teleprompter.