Covering Difficult Stories Solo

Course Overview

Covering Difficult Stories Solo
Seminar Snapshot

About Seminar Snapshots

A Seminar Snapshot features video highlights that capture the key learning of a seminar presentation.

It is tough to ask people to share their story and put a face on today’s biggest issues, such as long-term unemployment, losing a home or sending loved ones to war. Working on these stories as a solo video journalist can make it seem even tougher.

Learn how to approach people in uncomfortable situations, find focus and tone for your story, and stay safe in this seminar snapshot. This replay is from The Poynter Institute and the National Press Photographers Foundation's day-long event, Video Storytelling Workshop: 2010 Edition.

What Will I Learn:
  • A basic game plan for covering sensitive stories
  • The advantages of working solo
  • How to capture and edit with focus
  • How to stay safe
Who should take this course:

TV and multimedia reporters, photojournalists and producers--especially those who work alone--who want to tell powerful stories.


Lynn French

Lynn French is the Assistant Chief Photographer, the producer of JOBS 911 and a multimedia journalist at KPNX-TV in Phoenix, AZ. She is a native New Mexican and has worked in TV news for 19 years throughout her homeland, plus Texas and North Carolina.

Training Partner:

National Press Photographers Foundation

The National Press Photographers Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization, is charged with advancing press photography through education and awarding scholarships and fellowships to deserving individuals who have demonstrated ability or promise in the field of photojournalism.