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The greatest shots happen when we trespass others’ personal space and capture the unique beauty of the human personality. But how do you take personal photographs in these times of social distancing?

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How to Listen

How to Listen


Posted By on May 27, 2020

As writers, we need to do three essential things: read a lot, write a lot, and listen well. Freelance writer Drew Myron shares the impact true listening can have on an interview.

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A freelance writer asked us for phone interview advice last month, so we turned to the experts: the NewsData reporting team. These reporters cover energy and natural gas policy across the Western U.S. and Canada. We hope their insights help strengthen your reporting in a social-distance world!

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Tired of sharing social distance and hand washing reminders? Some utilities are switching up social and local page content by looking for positive, sharable moments. In Florida, a co-op’s #PoweredbyPositivity posts capture how staff and community support each other, while a Pennsylvania utility staff focus on thankful moments. Stay positive with these ideas from your peers!

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