Sources Make the Story
The blog about sources is an important article for future journalists to show interest in. This article will help them rise up the charts as a journalist and shows how talented they can be. In the article it talks about how sources help their career and it can either make or break it. It talks about being compassionate with your sources so that a future can exist between you and the source. Everything that has to do with journalism is about finding the story and digging to come up with interesting and news hitting material. If your research does not show how hard you worked, then your story will show it. Your compassion and ability to show friendship to these sources helps ease their minds and lets the information flow a little easier.
Another big factor that goes into using your sources is the ability to stay in touch and track down your sources. It may come off as you pestering the other person, but it shows your interest in the story and builds trust with that source. The more of a friend you make yourself with your sources the more they are inept to track you down and remember your name when another hard-hitting news story surfaces.
One final factor that goes into being a successful journalist is the ability to be your own source. All reporters should keep their ears and eyes open while in the field because there could be any opportunity that a news story arises while you are stuck in the middle of one. Being able to hear about a story and then track down that information and create another story out of it. Or, even better, you can bring it back for your fellow colleagues and have them chase down this story. This shows that you are working hard to stay on top of all the news that is going on in your area along with trying to keep your company’s news keep coming in.
Photojournalism at its Best
This article raises interest for journalists not in the writing aspect but more along the lines of photojournalism. Your story becomes much more interesting when there is a picture to go along with the right story. The article talks about not just taking the right picture but knowing the right story that goes along with it. Being able to know everything about the story you are covering helps place you in the right position for the photo that you want to take. The ability to take pictures that tell the best story just helps the story while being on the news. The article tells the journalists to be able to know the story inside and out and when the time comes they are able to be at the spot of the story and take the picture that makes the story sound the best. With the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words” it applies to the news.