Going Deep in the Digital Age: Tips on Interviewing and Capturing Details
- Hours of Effort
About This Course
In a digital first news landscape, reporters are being asked to Tweet, Instagram, take videos and provide instant content while also producing in-depth coverage. The juggling of tasks and the need for expediency doesn't have to be at odds with strong storytelling. Social media can help you put news out first while also acting as a modern-day notepad to record details and interviews for longer-term projects.
This Webinar will help you think about what questions to ask in order to bring depth to your stories. It will help you think about how to use social media to help you capture those stories, both for your own notes and to share with your audience.
What Will I Learn
- Get the details and anecdotes that bring stories to life.
- Juggle social media and in-depth reporting needs.
- Save time capturing important details.
- Gain access and interviews in difficult situations.
Who Should Take this Course:
College students and young reporters.
Justin George is crime reporter for the Baltimore Sun. He covers Baltimore police and reported from inside the department during the Freddie Gray investigation. He also contributed to the first season of the "Serial" podcast series. George has worked at several papers including the Tampa Bay Times, where he spent nine years as a general assignment reporter covering a variety of topics, including Hurricane Katrina.