Journalists at Centro Periodismo Investigativo, CPI, still investigated corruption in former governor Ricardo Roselló’s cabinet. Carla Minet and Oscar Serrano were integral to CPI’s coverage.
CPI’s investigative work in Puerto Rico inspired an organized protest through social media with #RickyRenunciaYa. Demonstrations followed with thousands taking to the streets. Minet said, since the story broke, the non-profit’s funding quadrupled.
Here are three lessons every local journalist should take away from this story, from the CPI newsroom.
Journalists should be careful not to attribute too much power to their work.
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This year, RTDNA awarded more than $35,000 in scholarships and fellowships at their 2019 Donor Gala.
Thirteen students and journalists received these awards for exemplary work in news media. This year’s winners covered topics including immigration, poverty, and politics. The selection process favored stories that showed hard work and dedication.
“You have to do the work,” Tony Betton Jr., one of the recipients, said. “If you do the work and don’t worry about getting a reward, you will be rewarded. People will recognize you.”
Betton was awarded the Carole Simpson scholarship, which recognizes the exceptional work of journalists of color.
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Many think of this as nothing more than statistics and numbers, but canny journalists know that it can tell a story as well.
Patti DiVincenzo and Francisco Vara-Orta support this perspective at EIJ19, relaying the importance that data storytelling plays in all forms of journalism.
DiVincenzo, the training director for the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), has worked in news stations all over the country, including sixteen years as an investigative producer and data specialist in Atlanta.
Vara-Orta, an IRE trainer, has eighteen years of experience in several print and online newsrooms, including the Los Angeles Times, Austin Business Journal and more.
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RTDNA celebrated successes, honorees won awards, candidates campaigned, and the current chair confirmed his successors.
The executive director and former chairman of RTDNA, Dan Shelley quickly amped up the energy of the room when he shared the organization’s achievements over the past year.
From upgrading webinar training to planning innovative workshops, the organization “has had a very active year,” Shelley said.
As of now, 16 corporate member companies have partnered with RTDNA.
Shelley eagerly announced the newly implemented award honoring audio podcasts and handed off the microphone to RTDNA’s current chairman, Jerry Walsh, to announce the recipients of the existing awards.
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By Amogh Matthews, EIJ19 RTDNA Student Newsroom
Newsrooms can improve their approach to reporting social problems by comparing local issues to those in other communities.
At EIJ19, a group of panelists touted the benefits of a storytelling method called solutions journalism.
The session, More to the Story: How 15 Local TV Newsrooms Covered Solutions to Community Problems, described solutions journalism as a way to present their audience with a more accurate view of complex problems.
It aims to do that by examining how a response to social issue is or isn’t working.
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By Moses Small, EIJ19 RTDNA Student Newsroom
San Antonio– RTDNA kicked off EIJ19 with new senior leadership. Terence Shepherd and Andrea Stahlman received assurance of their roles of chair and chair-elect respectively on Thursday morning, effective Saturday.
Shepherd, a Kentucky native, leads the news department of WLRN in the greater Miami area. The station has won 25 regional and three national Murrow Awards in the past three years.
Shepherd plans to leverage his professional experience– seven years of radio experience and two decades spent in print– to serve RTDNA.
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Many recognize Boyd Huppert as an award-winning journalist, whose work has earned him 16 national Edward R. Murrow Awards, four Sigma Delta Chi Awards, a National Emmy and the Scripps Howard Award.
Others know him as a broadcast reporter at KARE TV in Minneapolis.
But Huppert thinks of himself as a storyteller.
At EIJ19 in San Antonio, Huppert shared some of his personal tips to build powerful stories.
“They hired us as storytellers,” Huppert said. “Turn the assignment into a story.”
He began by sharing an assignment he’d been given about a 5-year-old boy named Moses who needed eye surgery to overcome his blindness.
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