Category Archives: Cathy Avalone

Photo editor livestreams Fourth of July party and fireworks

When I asked my photo editor, Cathy Avalone, to livestream the July 4 fireworks in Middletown, she immediately started to think about ways to make it more fun. Then she grabbed her MacBook Pro and ran outside to the pre-firework … Continue reading

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Photo editor uploads breaking news video from the field

By CATHERINE AVALONE, The Middletown Press (@cavaloneMP) I was sent out on a breaking news assignment to Devil’s Hopyard State Park in East Haddam at 11:30 p.m. from home. Devil’s Hopyard is about 40 minutes from my house, and although … Continue reading

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Teaching reporters about metrics

Metrics can help us determine if we are successful at what we do. It can help us allocate resources for topics the public has shown us they care about, and help us back off on things we may have thought … Continue reading

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Teaching reporters about intricacies of breaking news

With every new thing added to our daily to-do list, it’s important to keep check lists and simple instructions around so every staff member can follow along the same routine and not forget a step along the way. I have … Continue reading

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