Again, Deb Wenger from Advancing the Story gives us a terrific post to learn from:
Posted on January 4th, 2010 by Deb Wenger
When we used to talk about the advantages of the Web, we often mentioned the “bottomless newshole” – the ability to post more and longer stories online.
We’ve learned a lot since then, most notably that the quality of the content definitely matters. Still, the fact is, there’s more space for long-form video online than in most TV newscasts.
Michael Farrell is a photographer and producer for the Nebraska ETV Network. Speaking to a group of Ole Miss journalism students about crafting documentaries, he offered advice that seems relevant to anyone who wants to tell compelling stories.
When choosing the people to include in a story, Farrell says the tendency is to interview the first person who will talk to you. Instead, he urges storytellers to find the right person.