Sammy Mack will report for StateImpact Florida from Miami.
Sammy Mack is joining StateImpact Florida as a Miami-based reporter. She’ll collaborate with Tampa-based reporter John O’Connor in continuing the project’s award-winning coverage of education in Florida.
Mack has worked in just about every position in the WLRN-Miami Herald newsroom. She’s been a producer on the shows Topical Currents, the Florida Roundup, Under the Sun, and the Morning Edition newscasts. Most recently, as special projects editor, she oversaw the editorial side of the WLRN.org re-launch. Continue reading
Just When You Think You Know Everything …
The StateImpact Reporters’ Toolbox site is where we post information to help reporters do their jobs better. And lately, there’s a lot of good new material there:
Spotlight: Sharing Our Strategies
The NPR StateImpact team members have been working with the editorial staff at NPR Digital Services in Boston to exchange insights so that all member stations can benefit from what we’re doing. Last fall, we shared Digital Services’ research into the “9 Types of Stories That Cause Engagement,” a how-to for success on Facebook.
StateImpact team members and station leaders — including Chris Swope and John Stefany of NPR, Karen Holp of KGOU, Emily Donahue of KUT and John LaBonia and Dan Grech of WLRN — have shared their insights from the project with other station participants in the Knight Station Leadership Conference sessions. Continue reading
StateImpact is joining forces with Tell Me More and WLRN Public Media to foster a national conversation about education reform in America.
The conversation, which has already begun on Twitter (#npredchat) and will culminate in a live show at WLRN in Miami on October 10, fed by audience questions and accessible through a live, online digital and audio feed.
Michele Martin/PHOTO BY STEPHEN VOSS
The October 10 live show will be hosted by Tell Me More’s Michele Martin and will combine her ability to tackle difficult, divisive issues with StateImpact Florida‘s mission to “put education reform to the test.” StateImpact will also lend its expertise to provide a dynamic, multimedia platform for the show and discussion. WLRN, which will host the live event, is a StateImpact partner station.