These eight tips come from a producer at 60 minutes. Hopefully the eight suggestions shared here will make your interviews stronger and more effective. Be Prepared!
This week’s tip of the week provides some great suggestions for accessories in mobile journalism gear. It comes from the National Association of Black Journalists’ conference via the International Journalists’ Network.
Our Tip Of The Week, is more of a thinking ahead piece.
An op/ed in USA Today says newspaper weather reports could include a daily carbon dioxide report. TV could incorporate that quite easily.
I hear and see it a lot. A reporter telling me a town may soon see a new business. Citizens may soon see higher garbage rates. The state may soon be home to… you get my point. Perhaps telling your audience something may be coming soon works good enough. More
Minneapolis TV Reporter Boyd Huppert emphasized that importance of knowing the focus of your story, when speaking to the Illinois News Broadcasters Association over the weekend.
It motivated me to focus on FOCUS in future Tips of the Week.
Huppert’s working definition of focus is “Character, More
Thanks to Ken Keller. A good chunk of this article came from an INBA Tune In back in the 1990’s (based on the original article mentioning Governor Jim Edgar.)
With Mr. Keller writing about passive voice 20 years ago, we know this is a perennial problem in broadcast and now web writing. More
Tim Wieland of KCNC in Denver has some guidelines if you are a reporter who REALLY wants to report political stories in your market.
He has these five tips on pitching political stories:
- Know how the story directly relates to your audience.
Taking some extra time when writing can allow you to take what you considered throw away b-roll to actually help tell and improve your story.
At his recent appearance at IBA’s convention in Normal, Poynter Institute’s Al Tompkins was helping reporters make their writing more interesting. Al says you “explain the video, More