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PICTURE THE POSSIBILITIES

Television reporters often face the challenge of making something out of nothing -- creating a compelling television story from an assignment that yields no decent pictures. At NewsLab, we share strategies to make dull stories sizzle.

Graphics
Avoid the graphic treatment
Creating great graphics

Pop-up graphics
"Pop-up Idaho"

Photojournalism
Keeping the passion alive: Tips from a POY
Shoot with your ears: More tips for photographers
Advice from the best: Tips for photographers
Natural sound stories: A how-to guide
Be prepared: A photographer's tool kit
Teamwork: A photojournalist's perspective

Tough stories
Covering meetings
Bring paperwork to life
Rethink reaction stories
News as conversation

Tip sheets for telling stories about difficult, non-visual topics:
Campaign finance
Consumer issues
Court stories
Crime and justice
Elections
Electricity deregulation
Growth and sprawl
Health policy
Highway construction
Politics
Rural issues
School funding
Stock market
Technology
Transit and light rail


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January 15, 2009
 

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