Going Deep in the Digital Age: Interviewing and Capturing Details

This Webinar was originally broadcast on:
June 25, 2015 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Going Deep in the Digital Age: Interviewing and Capturing Details
Originally Broadcast On:
June 25, 2015
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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In a digital-first news landscape, reporters are being asked to tweet, post to Instagram and Facebook, record videos and provide instant content while also producing in-depth coverage. It may seem impossible to manage all of these needs, but the juggling of tasks and the need for expediency don't have to be at odds with strong storytelling. Social media can help you put news out first while also acting as a modern-day notepad to record details and quotes for longer-term projects.

This Webinar will help you think about what questions to ask in order to bring depth to your stories. It will help you think about how to use social media to help you capture those stories, both for your own notes and to share with your audience.

What Will I Learn:
  • Recognize which details and anecdotes will bring stories to life
  • Juggle social media and in-depth reporting needs
  • Save time while still capturing important details
  • Gain access and interviews in difficult situations
  • Plan for social media tasks in your workflow
Who Should Take this Course:

Reporters, student journalists, producers and anyone who wants to maximize his or her efficiency with the tasks of modern journalism.

Course Instructor:

Justin George

Justin George is crime reporter for the Baltimore Sun. He covers Baltimore police and reported from inside the department during the Freddie Gray investigation. He also contributed to the first season of the “Serial” podcast series. George has worked at several papers including the Tampa Bay Times, where he spent nine years as a general assignment reporter covering a variety of topics, including Hurricane Katrina.

Technical Requirements:

1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows 7 or Windows 8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+

1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

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