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Newsroom Notes: Covering pandemic, protests provides three valuable reminders
October 29, 2020

I know it’s been a while. Three months, 30,000 new and returning students and we’re on the verge of the biggest pizza-night in local television. If you don’t recognize that line, you haven’t worked Election Night.

KOMU News is the nation’s only teaching laboratory inside a commercial, network-affiliated TV station. The challenges are no different from other newsrooms—just layered on top of the challenges facing the next generation of journalists. We’re providing a first-hand view (and maybe a little advice) from an industry veteran who agreed to lead the KOMU Newsroom during a faculty search process—just as the COVID-19 crisis began unfolding.


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