Five Ways to Shoot Better Video in Five Minutes

Come learn with Us: TV Power Reporting

Apr 16, 2012 – Apr 20, 2012

Mar 14, 2012

This is one of Poynter’s signature seminars. We will show you how to tell more powerful stories every day.

Some of the most honored names in broadcast journalism say this class, Power Reporting, was pivotal to their careers.  From John Larson (Dateline, KOMO) to KARE 11’s Boyd Huppert, many of our participants have gone on to win broadcasting’s highest awards.

Now it is your turn to learn from some of America’s most requested teachers.

Poynter’s Al Tompkins and Jill Geisler, who have a combined 60 years of local news experience will be joined by CBS News photojournalist Les Rose, best known for his work with Steve Hartman on CBS’ Everybody Has a Story segment.  Poynter Leadership expert Butch Ward will join us to help time-crunched journalists manage their stressful lives.

You will:

  • get coaching on your work
  • learn how to turn boring assignments into memorable stories, even when you are pressed for time and resources. (Don’t come expecting high-minded theory. This is material you will use on your next shift.)
  • learn how to work with difficult people
  • learn the skill of critical thinking, maybe the most important skill a broadcast journalist can have to avoid getting scammed, lied to and misled
  • learn the skills of ethical decision making even when time is tight and the pressure is high
  • find a new spark to ignite your passion for the craft that can improve communities. (Yes, we believe journalism is key to democracy and we will talk about that!)

Watch a video invitation by Al Tompkins.

Testimonial from August 2011 participant in this seminar:

“It was insightful, useful and unforgettable. I hope anyone who expresses the interest in improving their craft has the opportunity to attend. I will always think of it as one of the best things I have done in my career.” – Suzanne Murray, Special Projects Producer, WCPO-TV, Cincinnati

Questions: E-mail seminars@poynter.org

Who Will Benefit:
This seminar is perfect for TV reporters, visual journalists, multimedia journalists and photojournalists, college educators who teach video journalism and online journalists who want to learn the skills of video storytelling
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