1 Million Story Ideas Podcast: Chris Christie Traffic Jam Scandal

The current New Jersey traffic jam scandal ensnaring governor and likely presidential candidate Chris Christie offers a bevy of potential story ideas for student journalists. In the latest edition of the 1 Million Story Ideas Podcast, I share a few that come to mind. The brainstorming buzzwords include cyberbullying, parking, records and revenge.

1For more brainstorming fun, check out 1 Million Story Ideas for Student Journalists. It includes a quick-hit, unending, hopefully indispensable digital story ideas fountain. It is aimed at inspiring student journalists to localize, adapt and reinvent a range of stories — quirky and mainstream, text-based and visual, interactive and investigatory.

Also be sure to pick up my book Journalism of Ideas: Brainstorming, Developing, and Selling Stories in the Digital Age. Dubbed “the next new mandatory text for college journalists,” it features advice from hundreds of contributors, lots of digital storytelling tips and more than 300 exercises, games and prompts helping you come up with endless ideas of your own.

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