Friday, September 18, 2009

Link to the following examples as we cover each topic.

Organize your material for:

Use storyboards to help you plan

Make your stories more interactive
Link to full reports and other supporting material, including related stories.
2. What about reporter e-mails? Participants--please answer poll question in right margin. Also, if you've ever had problems/issues resulting from providing reporter e-mail addresses, send a comment below.
3. Should we invite comments?

Respect the audience's time
Use clear, straightforward headlines.

  • "After a tornado, a Kansas town rebuilds green"
    (, 9/22/09)
  • "Stocks spike to 1-year highs"
    (, 9/22/09)
  • "FDA ban on flavored cigarettes takes effect"
    ( 9/22/09)

Clever headlines work when they're in context:
"In Va., it's all about roots"
(, 9/22/09)
2. No long, anecdotal leads.
3. Rewrite A/V scripts for the Web, don't just transcribe.
NPR example
Exception: Times' Debate Analysis Tool