Here’s a tip for all of you who work for local media,
I’m a big fan of the Poynter Institute, and I just discovered a great service that they offer, in the form of Al’s Morning Meeting. It’s a daily column (M-F) about what’s going on in the world, presented in the format of what would make a good story. Al Tompkins provides questions for journalists to follow up on and potential angles for local media to use to make the story relevant to their region. You can even subscribe to get it by e-mail every day.
If you’re in media, Al’s Morning Meeting should be a part of your morning read.