Category Archives: Kathleen Schassler

Reporter’s new blog helps her keep track of Digital Ninja School progress

West Hartford News reporter Kathleen Schassler recently set up a new blog, available here, to help her keep track of her Digital Ninja School progress. Kathleen has hit all the major requirements and electives so far for the video belt, … 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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Reporter hits key points for good video

West Hartford News reporter Kathleen Schassler hits many of the key parts of the video belt in her video posted today about a foundation helping college students “suit up” for success. By incorporating visual elements of students dressing in suits … Continue reading

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Reporter uses Google Voice to capture reader reaction to Walmart controversy

Walmart’s proposal to build a store in tony West Hartford, Connecticut, has been met with objection by some residents who worry it will mar the town’s character. Reporter Kathleen Schassler has Google Voice to capture the opinion of readers of … Continue reading

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How does ‘digital first’ change your workflow?

Digital First Media Director of Community Engagement and Social Media Steve Buttry held a workshop at the New Haven Register February 28 on “Digital First Workflow,” a core requirement of the Digital Ninja School’s Digital Publishing belt and a basic … Continue reading

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