Chapter 2 Finding and Evaluating a Story

Josh Meltzer

Photojournalist-in-residence at Western Kentucky University, formerly with The Roanoke Times

DOI: 10.4324/9780240814667-2

Vigil for Teen Crash Victim. A videojournalist has to stay current. The day after a Cheney High School student died in a two-vehicle collision, mourners gathered for a candlelight vigil near the scene of the accident. There was something about the short news brief on his paper’s website that caught the producer’s eye.

(Photo by Colin Mulvany, Spokesman-Review)

Now that you’ve learned what makes great storytelling, how do you actually go about finding possible stories ...

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