Jim Iovino: 3 things

Jim Iovino is the web editor for NBC News4/WRC.

GRADED EXERCISE: In the comments section below, add the three things you learned from Jim Iovino’s presentation on Thursday Feb. 18. Deadline is 30 minutes before class on Thursday Feb. 25. No exceptions!



27 Responses to “Jim Iovino: 3 things”

  1.   Octavia Trammell Says:

    Three things I learned from Jim today were:
    1)The job of a web editor includes many things, from editing to writing your own stories.

    2)Twitter can greatly help you when looking for information for stories and putting information out there.

    3)Media is converging from T.V. to an Internet platform.

  2.   yasinjama Says:

    Three things I learned from Jim

    1)Today’s media is digital and its converging everyday.

    2) Social networks can help spread the news faster for readers and make it easier for them to look up more info on a particular as well.

    3)Being a web editor requires a 12 hour workday because your developing the web site for a morning, afternoon, and evening shift.

  3.   Ross Wilkers Says:

    1. The importance of embedding video on different websites like the now-infamous interview Mayor Fenty did on News4. It draws eyeballs to your content.

    2. The line between editing and writing is blurred in the newsroom, or the “content center” as it is now known.

    3. Some of the content producers never set foot in the newsroom, such as freelancers.

  4.   Sarah Kate Traynham Says:

    Three things that I learned from Jim Iovino:

    1. The web is a great way to promote your own work (or “pimp” your own work, according to Jim).

    2. A good broadcaster/journalist finds out what people will be talking about TODAY, not yesterday.

    3. Media platforms are converging from TV to Internet.

  5.   Ashleigh Bohlmann Says:

    What I learned from Jim Iovino:

    1. If you’re a beat writer, they don’t want you in the office. You should be out talking to people and getting the latest news.

    2. Social media is bigger than ever. Twitter is helping people find out more information rather than waiting for the mainstream media to tell us.

    3. Although TV media is a good source for people to get their information, you can find more up-to-date information on the website.

  6.   Scott Hartman Says:

    1. You should get as much experience in different media platforms as possible.

    2. Twitter is a very important tool used by reporters to find a good story.

    3. Use the internet to “pimp” your own stories and videos, it helps promote and get your ideas out there to the public.

  7.   Paul Egeland Says:

    1) That it is not good for a reporter to be in the office.
    2) That television is merging with internet.
    3) That media rooms handle everything together and are not seperated by sections for television and web. All the content providers are centralized.

  8.   Rob Elliott Says:

    Three things I learned from Jim Lovino:

    1. No matter what aspect of sports that you are interested in it is important to do whatever you can in the business.

    2. Using Twitter is the way of the future, set up an account.

    3. Keeping videos short online is important. Most people will not sit through long video clips online.

  9.   Capricia Alston Says:

    The three things I learned from Jim Iovino:

    1. The medium of broadcast isn’t just about the television anymore, just like print isn’t just about the newspaper anymore. Content producers now work with newscasters in the “Content Center” to produce stories.

    2. NBC has over 10 markets, but has over 300 affiliates.

    3. It is not good for a reporter to always be in the office answering the phone. As a reporter, it is your job to find stories any way possible. This often requires you to be on the set of a story or at least in the midst of things.

  10.   Thomas Maher Says:

    1. The people they want working at the station are people that have skills in a variety of fields, and not in just one concentration

    2. When putting up a video, it’s a good thing to put the embedded tag somewhere on that page so other people can place that video on other pages, allowing for the work the station has done to be seen at a higher level

    3. Depending on what your job is at the station, it could be a better way to show your doing your job by not even being there

  11.   Joe Russo Says:

    Although I was not in class for Jim, I have read the above comments and have learned 3 things:
    1. Television companies are moving to expand on the web and make the internet the biggest resource for media.
    2. Find stories about what is interesting today, not old news.
    3. A reporter should not have an office, they should be out discovering stories.

  12.   Lijam M Says:

    I learned

    A. Do as much as possible now because you never know what you’ll end up doing.

    B. Every new media source has to through advancement stages to ultimately become what they are when they are successful.

    C. Its better to be out getting information and talking to people, rather than sitting in my office. Good words for my professional life.

  13.   Brian Glaser Says:

    Three things that I learned from Jim Iovino’s presentation were:

    1. A decade or two ago, it was unheard of for people to have press passes. There were no bloggers at games.

    2. Videos make websites better and more interactive. It is especially helpful for users to find and watch news reports that they may have missed. Secondly, videos gain publicity when they get picked up by local blogs.

    3. A reporter shouldn’t spend a lot of time in their office. They should be out on the streets interviewing people and writing stories.

  14.   Sarah El-Hage Says:

    Three things I learned from Jim Iovino:

    1. Try all different mediums because you never know where you might end up.
    2. Viral marketing like Twitter is a huge to promote articles and videos and bring viewers to a website or blog.
    3. A reporter shouldn’t be sitting behind a desk waiting for a story to drop in his/her lap–go out into the real world and find a good story.

  15.   Kimmy Moss Says:

    Three things I learned from Jim Iovino:

    1. Do as much as you can working with different mediums because you never know where you’re going to end up.

    2. You have to keep up with social media to stay competitive. Everyone’s using it and it’s just a part of the business now.

    3. At first News 4 (as probably many other TV stations did as well), thought that the online section of the channel was competing with the station. Now they understand that it’s just another platform and only contributes to viewers of the station.

  16.   Katherine Zablonski Says:

    What I learned from Jim Iovino:

    1. Work at all different types of jobs, you don’t know where you are going in life. So get as much experience as you need.

    2.Bloggers are a recent trend.

    3.Put video and interactive things on websites. It makes it a better experience for the viewer.

  17.   Nicki Demmel Says:

    Three things I learned Were:
    1. Social networks such as twitter are a fast way to receive
    breaking news.
    2. The news room is known as the content center and everyone helps with the stories.
    3. Learn everything and try everything because your life may turn out different than you thought.

  18.   Christine Blake Says:

    1. It is important to know how to write for most platforms including web, newspaper, and broadcast.

    2. Articles are updated several times throughout the day. It is important to get more quotes and perspectives.

    3. The news station and website are combined and it is called a “Content Center.”

  19.   Ryan Harty Says:

    1. A lot of reporters are “pimping” their work and pushing stories out to other outlets.
    2. Constantly update your stories because just having it on a site is not the only thing. E-mail the embedded videos to other blogger/partners.
    3. “The newspaper business would not be where it is at in the near future.”

  20.   Andrew Duke Says:

    The three things I learned from Jim where:
    1. Video is important to newspapers now, and it is an essential part for any newspapers website.

    2. Social networking site, like twitter and facebook, have become very vital to the newspaper industry.

    3. Bloggers are becoming more and more important and respected in the industry

  21.   Tim Blank Says:

    Three things I learned from Jim

    1. Media, not just text and pictures, is the mass thing that is being consumed by people today.

    2. Social networking is vital to viability of media today.

    3. Bloggers have not become the new norm in sports media today.

  22.   Eric Taylor Says:

    Three things from Mr. Iovine.

    – Social networking sites are new ways to gain breaking news stories.

    – Try to learn and do as much as you can because another opportunity may arise.

    – Reporters must go out and get the stories instead of sitting at a desk waiting for the story.

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