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Things to bear in mind as a TV Street Reporter.

Things to bear in mind as a TV Street Reporter.

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    Reporting 1 Reporting 1 Presentation Transcript

    • The Reporter:
      • Persistent
      • Inquisitive
      • Knowledge: Mile Wide-Inch Deep
      • Preoccupied with Fairness
      • Multi-Skilled
      • Aggressive
      • Compassionate
    • Reporter Motivations
      • Being First
      • Being Clever
      • Being Right
      • Being Heroic
      • Impressing Sources
      • Winning Prizes
      • Finding Hidden Truth
    • Your Stories Must Be…
      • Accurate
      • Properly Attributed
      • Complete
      • Balanced
      • Objective
      • Focused & Brief
      • Well-Written
    • “ News Is What Somebody Is Hiding”
      • Firsthand Account (Reporter’s Observation)
      • Secondhand Account (Eye-Witness)
      • Thirdhand Account (Spokesperson)
    • 4 Types of Attribution
      • On the Record
      • On Background
      • Deep Background
      • Off the Record
    • Brevity
      • Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
      • Pen Pal Stabs Pal With Pen
      • Eye Drops Off Shelf
      • Man Drowns in Walk Around World
      • Squad Helps Dog Bite Victim
      • Quarter of a million Chinese live on water
      • Farmer bill dies in house
      • Iraqi head seeks arms
    • More Actual Headlines
      • Grandmother of eight makes hole in one
      • Deaf mute gets new hearing in killing
      • Police begin campaign to run down jaywalkers
      • House passes gas tax onto senate
      • Stiff opposition expected to casketless funeral plan
      • Two convicts evade noose, jury hung
      • William Kelly was fed secretary
      • Milk drinkers are turning to powder
      • Safety experts say school bus passengers should be belted
    • The 5 W’s & How
      • Who was Involved
      • What happened?
      • Where did it Happen?
      • When did it Happen?
      • Why did it Happen?
      • How did it Happen?
    • Reporter’s Creed
      • Accuracy of Fact & Language
      • Brevity in making your Point
      • Clarity so there’s no doubt about what happened
      • News Consumer Comes First
    • What is News?
      • Women over 50 Love Health News
      • Men under 40 Love Sports News
      • Learn to appreciate others’ cultures
      CNN & The Runaway Bride
    • 10 Tips for Reporters
      • 1 Make sure you understand the event.
      • 2 When you have found the focus for your story -- when you know what you want to say -- start writing.
      • 3 Show, don't tell.
      • 4 Put good quotes and human interest high in the story.
      • 5 Put relevant incidents and anecdotes high in the story.
    • 10 Tips for Reporters
      • 6 Use concrete nouns and colorful action verbs.
      • 7 Avoid exuberant adjectives and resist proping up verbs with adverbs.
      • 8 Avoid judgments and inferences. Let the facts talk.
      • 9 Don't raise questions you cannot answer in your copy.
      • 10 Write simply, succinctly, honestly and quickly.