From Jason Lamb, WTVF
WTVF (Nashville) photojournalist Nathan Sharkey didn’t think there was much of a chance his local TV station would air an eight-minute essay about a local psychiatrist who works with the homeless population. When his news director saw the story she said “run it.”
I asked Nathan a series of questions:
WTVF-Nashville photojournalist Nathan Sharkey didn’t think there was much of a chance that his station would air an eight minute project he compiled on the connection between homelessness and mental illness.
The station did. And it is a moving and thoughtful work.
Thousands of kids a year end up in front of police when not long ago they might have just been answering to teachers or principals. This investigation shows minority and disabled kids end up in police trouble more than anyone else.
The heartbreaking Peabody Award-winning video story of rescue workers saving Syrian lives. This video illustrates the power of a natural sound story if it is rich in content and emotion. From the New York Times
Sometimes the biggest stories are best told through the eyes of one person. That is what the New York Times does in this story during the height of the Ebola outbreak. It is graphic, yes. And I would argue that it needed to be because the story was starting to fade in the U.S. once the panic faded stateside.
This Vox post has a tone I do not appreciate but the clips and answers are worth a study. I would suggest that one of the lessons here is when interviewing somebody who is quite good at not answering, that the journalist asking the questions must ask sharper questions.