Immersion Reporting: How to stay in one place and get deeper stories

Are you a reporter with the soul of a documentary-maker? Take a deep dive into a place or issue with immersive reporting...

Are you a reporter with the soul of a documentary-maker? Take a deep dive into a place or issue with immersive reporting...

In this session, Adizah Eghan of Snap Judgment and Linda Lutton of WBEZ discuss the peaks and pitfalls they’ve encountered when reporting stories that unfold in real time over months. This session will include practical tips on finding characters, identifying storylines, wrestling with hours of tape, and handling reporter/producer fatigue (just to name a few). Learn how to figure out if you should tackle a subject through immersion reporting, and what to do when the (nearly) inevitable surprise changes your entire plan.


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