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Things to bear in mind as a TV Street Reporter.

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  1. 1. The Reporter: <ul><li>Persistent </li></ul><ul><li>Inquisitive </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge: Mile Wide-Inch Deep </li></ul><ul><li>Preoccupied with Fairness </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-Skilled </li></ul><ul><li>Aggressive </li></ul><ul><li>Compassionate </li></ul>
  2. 2. Reporter Motivations <ul><li>Being First </li></ul><ul><li>Being Clever </li></ul><ul><li>Being Right </li></ul><ul><li>Being Heroic </li></ul><ul><li>Impressing Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Winning Prizes </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Hidden Truth </li></ul>
  3. 3. Your Stories Must Be… <ul><li>Accurate </li></ul><ul><li>Properly Attributed </li></ul><ul><li>Complete </li></ul><ul><li>Balanced </li></ul><ul><li>Objective </li></ul><ul><li>Focused & Brief </li></ul><ul><li>Well-Written </li></ul>
  4. 4. “ News Is What Somebody Is Hiding” <ul><li>Firsthand Account (Reporter’s Observation) </li></ul><ul><li>Secondhand Account (Eye-Witness) </li></ul><ul><li>Thirdhand Account (Spokesperson) </li></ul>
  5. 5. 4 Types of Attribution <ul><li>On the Record </li></ul><ul><li>On Background </li></ul><ul><li>Deep Background </li></ul><ul><li>Off the Record </li></ul>
  6. 6. Brevity <ul><li>Kids Make Nutritious Snacks </li></ul><ul><li>Pen Pal Stabs Pal With Pen </li></ul><ul><li>Eye Drops Off Shelf </li></ul><ul><li>Man Drowns in Walk Around World </li></ul><ul><li>Squad Helps Dog Bite Victim </li></ul><ul><li>Quarter of a million Chinese live on water </li></ul><ul><li>Farmer bill dies in house </li></ul><ul><li>Iraqi head seeks arms </li></ul>
  7. 7. More Actual Headlines <ul><li>Grandmother of eight makes hole in one </li></ul><ul><li>Deaf mute gets new hearing in killing </li></ul><ul><li>Police begin campaign to run down jaywalkers </li></ul><ul><li>House passes gas tax onto senate </li></ul><ul><li>Stiff opposition expected to casketless funeral plan </li></ul><ul><li>Two convicts evade noose, jury hung </li></ul><ul><li>William Kelly was fed secretary </li></ul><ul><li>Milk drinkers are turning to powder </li></ul><ul><li>Safety experts say school bus passengers should be belted </li></ul>
  8. 8. The 5 W’s & How <ul><li>Who was Involved </li></ul><ul><li>What happened? </li></ul><ul><li>Where did it Happen? </li></ul><ul><li>When did it Happen? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did it Happen? </li></ul><ul><li>How did it Happen? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Reporter’s Creed <ul><li>Accuracy of Fact & Language </li></ul><ul><li>Brevity in making your Point </li></ul><ul><li>Clarity so there’s no doubt about what happened </li></ul><ul><li>News Consumer Comes First </li></ul>
  10. 10. What is News? <ul><li>Women over 50 Love Health News </li></ul><ul><li>Men under 40 Love Sports News </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to appreciate others’ cultures </li></ul>CNN & The Runaway Bride
  11. 11. 10 Tips for Reporters <ul><li>1 Make sure you understand the event. </li></ul><ul><li>2 When you have found the focus for your story -- when you know what you want to say -- start writing. </li></ul><ul><li>3 Show, don't tell. </li></ul><ul><li>4 Put good quotes and human interest high in the story. </li></ul><ul><li>5 Put relevant incidents and anecdotes high in the story. </li></ul>
  12. 12. 10 Tips for Reporters <ul><li>6 Use concrete nouns and colorful action verbs. </li></ul><ul><li>7 Avoid exuberant adjectives and resist proping up verbs with adverbs. </li></ul><ul><li>8 Avoid judgments and inferences. Let the facts talk. </li></ul><ul><li>9 Don't raise questions you cannot answer in your copy. </li></ul><ul><li>10 Write simply, succinctly, honestly and quickly. </li></ul>

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