Power Up Your Reporting - Parts 1 and 2
Audience: Perfect for TV reporters, MMJs, photojournalists and for assignment editors and producers who want to more effectively coach and partner with reporters.
Session #1 - July 20
- How to think visually, even when you are working in a COVID-19 world
- The elements of a great story lead
- The elements of a great tease
- How to land great soundbites and know them when you have them
- How to turn important (but hard to tell) topics into compelling stories
- The power of natural sound as journalism, not decoration
Session #2 - July 21
- What exactly is active voice and why it matters to journalism
- The secret to the first 10 seconds of a live shot
- Balancing creativity and clarity
- The power of setting
- The power of surprises: what goes where in a story and why
- The power of word-order in sentences. (Hint: This is Morgan Freeman's secret to impactful speaking)
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About the Instructor
Al Tompkins is one of America's most requested broadcast journalism and multimedia teachers and coaches. After nearly 30 years working as a reporter, photojournalist, producer, investigative reporter, head of special investigations and News Director, Tompkins joined Poynter. He is the author of "Aim for the Heart" a textbook about multimedia storytelling that has been adopted by more than 100 universities worldwide. Tompkins has taught in 49 states, Canada, Egypt, Denmark, South Africa, Iceland and the Caymans.
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