Storytelling with Les Rose: Tips, Tricks and True Tales


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Storytelling with Les Rose: Tips, Tricks and True Tales

Learn how to create more compelling video journalism from veteran storyteller Les Rose.



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Broadcast date: June 6, 2019 at 2 p.m. Eastern

What is a great story and how can you do it justice? In this interactive webinar, Les Rose will reveal his top tips for visual storytelling that he learned from 38 years in the field. From one-hour shoots to long-form stories, there are specific techniques you can use to engage your audience and tell stories with humor, heart and surprises.

Les has covered Steve Hartman’s “Everybody Has a Story” series, fires, earthquakes, war zones, O.J. Simpson trials and so much more. Learn the secrets to his success and ask him your questions during a dedicated Q&A session.

What will I learn?

  • How to put your subjects at ease quickly, kindly and confidently
  • Techniques for eliciting authentic responses from your subjects
  • Quick and easy tips to use on your very next story
  • When to use humor and levity
  • Writing, lighting and workflow ideas

Who should take this course?

Anyone who wants to capture authentic conversations for compelling video stories. This includes reporters, MMJ/multimedia journalists, television and still photojournalists and digital storytellers.


Les Rose’s 38-year career in broadcast journalism included 22 years with CBS National News Network as a photojournalist and field producer. He spent seven years working with CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman on the series “Everybody Has a Story.”

Rose has been honored with a national Edward R. Murrow Award and five Emmy Awards.