A reporter in Richmond, Virginia recently did an 8 minute-long package about her battles with cancer.
The "special report" is her first person account, which runs parallel to the tale of her colleague, an audio engineer at the station.
Is this good journalism?
Is the reporter using her own experiences to shed light on an important subject? Or is this a manipulative, overly emotional appeal to draw in viewers?
Think about this stuff: Could this story have been done about a person who doesn't work at the station? Is the music too controlling? Is the story well reported? Does it need to be 8 minutes-long? What did you think about the post-story banter?
6 months ago