The Sound of Breaking News

You’re sent to cover breaking news – a natural disaster or a large-scale accident or crime. You don’t have much time, or much warning. How do you bring back sound-rich, interesting tape, that makes listeners perk up their ears?

You’re sent to cover breaking news – a natural disaster or a large-scale accident or crime. You don’t have much time, or much warning. How do you bring back sound-rich, interesting tape, that makes listeners perk up their ears?

The Northwest News Network’s Phyllis Fletcher manages breaking news coverage as an editor for reporters throughout the urban and rural Northwest. Phyllis walks us through a triage system she’s developed to partner with her reporters, and plays excellent examples of telling breaking news stories in sound.


Featuring

Phyllis Fletcher

Phyllis Fletcher (@phylfletch) is the senior editor for APM Podcasts from American Public Media and is a decorated mentor and journalist. As the (first-ever!) Career Compass Doctor at the 2019 Third Coast Conference, Phyllis will meet one-on-one with producers to help illuminate their professional journeys.