A Quick Tips for Covering Any Story
Whether you cover the opening of a food pantry, a fire that takes the lives of young children, a city council hearing, or a press conference in the Knicks locker room, you want to take a breath when you arrive at the scene. Stop, look around and think about what is really going on.
- What’s happening here?
- What’s important?
- What’s interesting?
- How does this affect the people there?
- How does it affect people in the broader community?
- Is there something that people aren’t telling me?
- How can I tell this story?
The best reporters analyze a situation quickly and sum up the essence. Once you understand what’s going on, you can think about a creative and interesting way to tell the story.