Story PitchingLaura Bertran, Supervising Editor For the Arts Desk
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As the Supervising Editor for the Arts Desk, Laura Bertran explains that the story pitch needs to grab listener’s attention and make them want to hear more. It’s important to know why it would interest NPR’s audience and how to tell the story.
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Interviewing SourcesBarbara Bradley-Haggerty, NPR's Religion Correspondent
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Barbara Bradley Hagerty has been the religion correspondent for NPR since January 2003. She reports on the intersection of faith and politics, law, science, and culture. Before that, she was NPR's Justice Department correspondent and covered legal affairs and crime.
Barbara spoke to the NPR intern class for the Fall of 2007 about how she finds and reports stories.
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Selecting ActualitiesEvie Stone, Producer, NPR's National Desk
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Evie Stone joined NPR as the election unit intern in 2002, making giant posters for election night. She's now on her fourth election with the network, and has worked her way up to field producer. Between political seasons Evie is a producer at NPR's National Desk, covering news and feature stories ranging from Terri Schiavo to Hurricane Katrina to a Methodist family camp in Georgia.
Evie spoke to the Fall 2007 interns about how to create scenes for radio.
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Telling StoriesNPR's Daniel Zwerdling
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Daniel Zwerdling's acclaimed investigative and documentary reports appear on all of NPR's major news shows. His stories have repeatedly attracted national attention and generated national action. He has won numerous awards, including the Peabody, Edward R. Murrow, the Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Robert F. Kennedy awards for investigative reporting.
In this discussion before the NPR intern class for the Fall of 2007, Daniel tells of his background and how he puts stories together.
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Writing for RadioJonathan Kern, Executive Producer of Training
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Jonathan Kern is the author of Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production. In this learning session, he tells interns about writing for radio and making sure that the script is clear and understandable to the listeners.
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Speaking for RadioSora Newman, Executive Producer in Career Development
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Sora Newman is the Executive Producer in Career Development. In this session, she explains to interns that a conversational writing style and concise sentences are the key to reading a good script.
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