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Michael Merschel
Editor . Author, "Revenge of the Star Survivors" (). Opinions, typos, poor fashion choices all mine.
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Diana B. Henriques 6h
Oh, man. Chris Goffard just got a standing ovation from the audience. Wise tips about podcasting, yes, but also powerful insight about the role of storytelling in the media ecosystem.
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Michael Merschel 6h
A standing ovation for ‘s celebration of old-school journalism being the root of all that is valued by the attendees at .
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Michael Merschel 6h
You might email a colleague later to see if he had a recorder running.
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Michael Merschel 6h
I had a hard time restraining myself from standing up and yelling PREACH IT, BROTHER.
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Michael Merschel 6h
It's all about the story, now and always. Please note that I did not say this was all about the "content." -- becomes my new hero at
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Lauren McGaughy 6h
“Your comfort zone will kill you. Your comfort zone is your coffin.” -
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Michael Merschel 6h
"If you're not failing at some things, you're not trying enough things." --
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Michael Merschel 6h
"The dichotomy between entertainment and journalism is a false one." --
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Michael Merschel 6h
"Podcasts are a multitasker's dream." But they can drive people otherwise might not read to the print journalism, subscribe and help save democracy. --
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Michael Merschel 6h
Replying to @stellamchavez
As you should.
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Michael Merschel 6h
. echoes Friday's great talk by : A podcast is basically old-time radio.
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Michael Merschel 6h
"Dirty John" was 's first podcast. He says, I jumped into it with a combination of hubris and cluelessness. Which is really my only superpower.
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Michael Merschel 6h
Final speaker: . As a reminder, here's our story:
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Michael Merschel 7h
For any journalist who has not read this legendary story before -- here you go.
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Michael Merschel 7h
In deciding approach to take, asks himself: "Why would anybody want to read this?" Huge news story -- "Los Angeles just fell into the sea" -- is obvious. Something less urgent? It can wait long enough for a writer to find best way to tell it.
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Michael Merschel 7h
. says that even on deadline, he's trying to write "a pure human tale" that people will want to read 20 years from now. He knows they won't. But that's the goal.
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Miguel Perez 7h
It's possible to write narrative-style stories on very, very short deadlines, says . He points to this story he wrote in June.
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Michael Merschel 7h
Replying to @marklamster
Which part?
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Michael Merschel 7h
We're now talking about writing stories in a hurry. My former colleague , whose job is to write a couple of stories a day that chase audiences, says his most successful stories have been ones that are told narrative-style.
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Michael Merschel 7h
Filed 7 words. Editor cut the
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