We chat with former IGN news lead and long-time broadcast journalist and freelancer Zack Stein about all things related to news and shortform writing. In this interview, he shares tips for writing great news posts, talks about his experience in broadcast journalism, and drops some knowledge on the state of the news writing realm. Lots of interesting stories and tips!
In this episode’s intro update…
Cassidee moved across country to CA, which is a lot of craziness. She talks about a few things she’s working on and prepping for that big change.
Nathan launched another crazy thing. Yes, again. This time it’s a demonic horror game (PC) being sold within a 40,000 word Kindle book that’s a dev diary about the three months he spent pulling this thing together from the dark nether. Or something. No one is buying it but the people who pre-ordered it seem to be really digging it. Check it it out here!
Guest Interview: Zack Stein
Zack has been in the news writing game — both as a freelancer and as an editor and lead — for a LONG time. He’s spearheaded news content for IGN in the games industry, covered breaking hard news events as a radio news director and editor for NBC News Radio in DC (and for numerous other broadcast outlets), and even worked in the trenches in print newspaper roles. He’s seen it all, and in this in-depth interview, he shares a lot of interesting anecdotes and some really useful tips on how to tackle news writing as freelancer.
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