Getting in the Door to Get Access to Sources: Reporters' Boot Camp

Course Overview

Title:
Getting in the Door to Get Access to Sources: Reporters' Boot Camp
Type:
Seminar Snapshot
Cost:
$24.95
Time Estimate:
The video replay is about an hour long, but you can watch it at your own pace.

You can buy this seminar snapshot for $24.95 or all three in this series for $69.95 here

About Seminar Snapshots

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

At the heart of your story is the information you gather during interviews. How do you get people to talk to you, especially if they don't want to talk to you. Hint: It involves listening. Learn how to get access to sources so you can get great interviews.

This Seminar Snapshot contains edited video highlights from a presentation by Tom French and Kelley Benham. French is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist teaches reporting and writing in newsrooms and at conferences around the world. Benham is an award-winning writer and editor at the Tampa Bay Times, with a special interest in narrative writing and in reporting on bioethics.

This video snapshot is part of a daylong workshop at Poynter Institute on June 24, 2013. You can see all the on-demand replays from that event here: Reporters' Boot Camp 2013: A Poynter Broadcast Training Package.

What Will I Learn:
  • How to gain access to your sources
  • How to get them to trust you
  • How to listen well
Who should take this course:

Any reporter looking for practical guidance in finding stories, building relationships with sources and interviewing.

Instructor: 

Kelley Benham

Kelley Benham is an award-winning writer and editor at the Tampa Bay Times, with a special interest in narrative writing and in reporting on bioethics. She is the winner of the Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Writing, the National Headliner Award, the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors awards for short feature and general feature, the Green Eyeshade Award and a regional Emmy. She has run the paper’s enterprise team and edited its Floridian feature section.

Instructor: 

Thomas French

Thomas French, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, teaches reporting and writing in newsrooms and at conferences around the world. After a long career as a reporter at the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times), he teaches at Indiana University's journalism school and at The Poynter Institute as a Writing Fellow. He is the author of three nonfiction books, including Zoo Story, a New York Times bestseller on life and death inside Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo.