Making Dull Stories Sizzle

Course Overview

Making Dull Stories Sizzle
Seminar Snapshot
Time Estimate:
One hour

About Seminar Snapshots

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

Make your video story -- both daily turns and long-form pieces -- more memorable by focusing on key storytelling ingredients.

Transform everyday weather and meeting assignments into engaging stories. Improve your stories by centering them around compelling characters and building to memorable moments.

This replay is from The Poynter Institute and the National Press Photographers Foundation day-long event, Video Storytelling Workshop: 2010 Edition.

What Will I Learn:
  • Visualizing story elements and anticipating moments in the field
  • How to build to key moments in your story and maximize their impact
  • Tips for incorporating surprises into stories
Who should take this course:

TV and multimedia reporters, photojournalists and producers who want to tell powerful video stories.


Joe Fryer

Joe Fryer, from KARE TV in Minneapolis, MN. He has received four national Edward R. Murrow awards, including the prestigious Writing Murrow in 2006. He also won the regional Emmy for best reporter in 2009. For the past year, Joe has been runner up NPPA Photojournalism Award for Reporting.

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.