Al Tompkins, Senior Faculty at Pointer Institute, Featured at GLBC

Al TompkinsThe MAB is excited to bring you on-trend topics about news gathering and reporting with Poynter Institute’s Al Tompkins! Al Tompkins is The Poynter Institute’s senior faculty for broadcasting and online. For almost 10 years, thousands of people each day read his online journalism story idea column “Al’s Morning Meeting” on Poynter.org.

Aim For The HeartTompkins is the author of the book “Aim For The Heart: A Guide for TV Producers and Reporters,” which was adopted by more than 75 universities as their main broadcast writing textbook. He also co-authored four editions of the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation’s “Newsroom Ethics” workbook. Tompkins joined Poynter’s faculty from his job as news director at WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tennessee. For 24 years he worked as a photojournalist, reporter, producer, anchor, assistant news director, special projects/investigations director, documentary producer, and news director.

Al will be at The Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference in Lansing on Tuesday, May 3, where he will present four one-hour sessions:

  • Turn the Story Fast: How to Find Focus, Gather Quickly, Make Deadline
  • Covering Suicide & Mental Health Stories: What Hurts, what Helps
  • Ethics on Deadline: How to Make Tough Calls when Time is Tight
  • Jaw-Droppingly Cool Online Tools and Apps

Click here for information and to register for GLBC. Members can register for the full day for only $159!*

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