Jesse James

Words of Wisdom: Nora Ephron

“Writing for an audience that had read a morning paper, I had to find what we called the “overnight angle” on the story. When we covered the same news events that the Times covered, we had to turn them into features; that meant developing a strong writing voice.” – Nora Ephron, Telling True Stories, p. 99

The year of 2014 has just begun and we are already behind. Between the Super Bowl and Oscar nominations there is so much news to cover, but what makes it different from the other 40-something football games that have already happened or the countless times Leonardo DiCaprio has failed to win an Oscar (I’m sorry I couldn’t resist)? That is the question we need to answer! There is always something unique about every situation, something that sets this event apart from all the ones that came before it. It is our jobs as journalist to discover what that hidden gem is…so don’t take everything for what it seems.

Dig deep. Don’t be afraid to get dirty. Most importantly, don’t give up.Image

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This entry was published on February 5, 2014 at 8:51 am. It’s filed under Journo and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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