Ad-libbing by on-the-scene reporters
See "On-the-scene reporting."
"Begs the question"
First: no. Second: do you know what this phrase means? Really? Hint: it's not "raises the question."
Feel-good tidbits to end the news
See "Fun facts."
"For more information, check our website"
"Has prepared this report"
See "Named reporters."
No. No. No. Just no.
Did you study journalism? See "They."
No. No. No.
Careful. Is this a story about the police, or is it about the crime?
Prepositions and conjunctions
No emphasis, ever. See "Radiospeak."
WTF?! Speak like normal people, please.
See "Sound bites."
Teasing the NEWS
"The CBC has learned"
"The Liberal Government"
Singular. See "Number-verb agreement."
"The Trudeau Government"
See "The Liberal Government."
He, or she; or "he or she," as appropriate; unless you actually mean they, in which case, they.
Plural. See "Number-verb agreement."
What, Who, When, Where, and Why
Yes. Nothing more, please.
While browsing my archives, I stumbled across a screencast demonstrating ChemTrix for iPad that I made over three years ago. I am embarrassed to admit that I have not updated this app since June 3rd, 2013. Though it was designed against iOS 6, it still works perfectly on my 13" iPad Pro running iOS 10. This is much more a testament to Apple's support of legacy software than it is to my own forward thinking. I say "um" frequently in this video. How I wish that were not the case.