December 4, 2017
Tim Eigo

#MediaMonday – Tim Eigo

Today’s #MediaMonday comes to us from Tim Eigo, editor of Arizona Attorney Magazine and president of the Society of Professional Journalists Valley of the Sun Chapter. [Click below for more]
October 30, 2017
Dan Spindle

#MediaMonday – Dan Spindle

I met ABC 15 morning and mid-day news anchor Dan Spindle a few weeks ago.  If you get up early enough, you can catch him anchoring ABC 15 Mornings from 4:30 - 7 a.m. and again at 11 a.m.   We both share a passion for Arizona sports and the civic pride that is evident in our state’s small towns.  He’s been nominated for Emmy awards and has been honored by the Associated Press for his anchoring.
August 7, 2017
Mary Jo Pitzl

#MediaMonday – Mary Jo Pitzl

Scott first met Arizona Republic journalist, Mary Jo Pitzl, in the '80s! And while she's still at the Republic, she has recently made a small career transition. Read all about it in today's #MediaMonday blog post. [Click below for more]
June 6, 2017
2017 AP stylebook update

Tip for Tuesday – AP Style Updates and Reminders

Each year, there is an AP Stylebook update that seeks to adapt to what's relevant at the time. But there is also plenty that remains the same. [Click below for more]
December 10, 2015

When “suspected” and “alleged” are irrelevant

How many sources does a good reporter need to confirm something before his or her editor can consider it “good” information?  And . How about in […]
August 17, 2015

#MediaMonday – Melissa Fittro

There is nothing better than when a “media meeting” turns into fun! Such was the case the first time I met Melissa Fittro, news services editor […]
June 10, 2015

Is it better to be first or right?

The relative ease of posting something to a social media channel has turned all of us into “journalists.”  I intentionally put the word in quotes because […]
April 21, 2015

Peter’s Pet Peeves

We’ve all got our share of improper word usage and language butchering that drives us crazy.  Recently, veteran journalist Peter Madrid, communications specialist for Cushman & […]