TV Power Reporting (B402-13)
Some of the best TV reporters in the business, from KARE-TV’s Boyd Huppert to John Larson of Dateline NBC to even your instructor Al Tompkins, say this seminar was a turning point in their lives. Now it is your opportunity to have the Poynter Power Reporting experience.
This highly practical seminar is led by Tompkins and nationally acclaimed CBS photojournalist Les Rose, best known for his work with Steve Hartman on Everybody Has a Story. You will get personal coaching, and we will show tons of stories and break them down to the smallest elements to show you how to make your own stories memorable.
Power reporting will include lively ethics discussions, practical career advice and sessions on cutting edge enterprise and online storytelling skills. Over the last two decades, our graduates have won every major award in broadcast journalism, including National Emmys, Peabodys, Columbia-duPonts, Murrows and many more. If you are serious about making TV journalism your career, this is a great investment in your future.
You will get personal feedback on your work from Poynter’s Al Tompkins and award-winning CBS photojournalist Les Rose. Together, they bring more than 60 years of real-life experience to the classroom.
You will learn:
- To analyze inspiring real-life examples of video storytelling excellence from short spot news stories to longer enterprise examples.
- How to find and pitch stories that will make you the assignment desk’s best friend.
- How journalists are using the latest storytelling tools, from smart phones to social media sites to quickly get their work in front of the world while not robbing them of the time they need to turn stories with substance and meaning.
- How to write short stories that are packed with meaning, emotion, and information.
- To make tough ethics calls, even on deadline.
- From Poynter’s Jill Geisler, one of the most requested media leadership coaches in the business, how to deal with difficult people and how to manage your boss.
- To rediscover your passion for journalism. We will help you find the reasons you got into this business. We will connect you with your journalistic purpose.
Six months after the 2012 Power Reporting seminar, we surveyed the participants about their experience. ALL of the respondents said they use what they learned in the seminar at least once a week with half saying they used what they learned EVERY DAY on the job. 80% said their seminar experience impacted their work “very much” six months after they graduated.
The majority said their morale at work has improved and they have a “deeper commitment to journalism.”
Here’s What Past Participants Say:
“I am in awe of the passion, dedication and commitment to journalism demonstrated by all that week. It inspired me, challenged me and made me a better thinker.”
“I had a great week at Poynter! It was a chance to get away from the newsroom, recharge and refocus on what good storytelling is all about.”
“In my first week back, I immediately started using the one-man-band standup techniques Al showed us. I also started regularly carrying a light kit with me to interviews and story shoots, and have practiced greater quality control with my day-turn stories.”