Find Focus for Your Video Stories: A Poynter Tutorial

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Find Focus for Your Video Stories: A Poynter Tutorial

Shape information into a sharp, focused story.

Overview

  • Learn a three-word guideline to keep your story on track.
  • Understand how to focus on key information when telling your story.
  • Learn from Poynter’s longtime broadcast faculty, Al Tompkins.

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Learning Outcomes

You will learn:

  • How to ask the question that identifies what your story is about
  • How to use a three-word guideline to keep your story on track
  • How to select key information to tell the story

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Overview

  • Learn a three-word guideline to keep your story on track.
  • Understand how to focus on key information when telling your story.
  • Learn from Poynter’s longtime broadcast faculty, Al Tompkins.

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With tight deadlines and short attention spans, it’s important to tell compelling stories quickly and concisely. In this video lesson, Poynter’s Al Tompkins will teach you how to make the toughest job easier — finding your story’s focus.

Learn how you can take complex issues and create easy-to-understand, compelling stories. Using examples from news stories and commercials, you’ll see how a three-word guideline can help you tell sharp, focused stories.

Once you learn this technique, you’ll gather more of what you need and waste less time gathering information you will never use. And you’ll be able to take a single story and tell different angles for different platforms.

This short video tutorial will take approximately 11 minutes to complete. You can watch the video tutorial once you enroll.

Who should enroll

Reporters, writers and others looking for ways to focus their stories quickly and use their time wisely to gather information.

Instructors

  • Al Tompkins, Senior Faculty, Broadcast and Online
    Al Tompkins
    Senior Faculty, Broadcast and Online
    Al Tompkins is The Poynter Institute’s senior faculty for broadcasting and online. He has taught thousands of journalists, journalism students and educators in newsrooms around...
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