I’ll never forget the day I got to interview Patrick Dempsey. I’ve always been a fan, and seeing him soar to fandom thanks to “Grey’s Anatomy” was the icing on the cake. I couldn’t believe I was going to get to […]
We’ve all been there, scampering for sources. Somehow, they usually fall into place. For me, I always over-source, reaching out to many experts at the same time to ensure I receive comments from more than o […]
My webinar for NAIWE on surviving as a freelance journalist is today. The PowerPoint is ready, I’m about to get caffeined up, and I’m thinking. What did I miss in my outline? Nothing really.
But it’s more of […]
Tick, tick, tick.
Sometimes you can almost hear the clock ticking down until your deadline. As much as we try to work ahead, journalists are often in a pinch.
And it really stinks when a source bails at […]
Kristen Fischer wrote a new post, AP Stylebook Changes References to Race, Gender, Ethnicity, on the site Kristen Fischer's Blog 9 months, 3 weeks ago
There were a few recent changes announced to the Associated Press’ stylebook. Many of the changes focused on race, gender and ethnicities.
The changes were announced at the recent ACES conference.
Here’s a r […]
Journalists used to be the only ones who had to write headlines. Now business owners are their own bloggers, reporters, and social media managers. Copywriters are crafting webpage headlines, s […]
I was reading a post this week in a community forum about an essay writer. She wanted to know how she could find “homes” for her work.
Instantly, I felt strongly that her question revealed the problem. She was […]
Kristen Fischer wrote a new post, 5 Questions You’re Not Asking Sources, But Should Be Asking, on the site Kristen Fischer's Blog 1 year ago
As journalists, our job is not to simply ask questions–but to ask the ones that get original comments and insights that inform the reader! While I don’t cover many topics that are controversial and don’t have to […]