“Do less better” is the resounding advice from Former CBS News President Andrew Heyward to Professor Sissel McCarthy’s news video reporting students. Heyward came to class to critique their profile assignments and told students a more focused piece is always better. “Report broadly by being relentless on the street and then ruthless as an editor,” said Heyward, who urged students to find an angle and build a narrative arc around that. He also shared the one question reporters should ask more often: What do you mean by that? When someone answers that question Heyward says you often get a vivid detail or golden nugget that will make your piece memorable. “Every story needs a great beginning and ending and a surprise or twist in the middle,” Heyward added.
Spring Virtual Advising Hours
Prof. Joel Zuker (Film) HN528
via email M & W 12-1PM, Th 11:30AM-12:30PM
Prof. Fran Alswang (Film & Doc) HN508
via email and phone
Tu 2-4PM, W 1-3PM & 3:30-5:30PM
Prof. Ricardo Miranda (Media) HN477A
via Google Hangouts phone, video or chat (347) 450-1677
W 11AM-1PM & 5-6PM email@example.com
Prof. Larry Shore (Media) HN512
via email or email for Skype appt.
M 1-2:30PM & 7-7:30PM, Th 1-2PM or by appt.
Prof. Mariano Wainsztein (Media) HN508
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Prof. Sissel McCarthy (Journalism)
via email or phone
M 9AM-12PM, W 8:30-9:30AM, & by appt.