I try to put 100 percent into every story I do, but let’s face it; some are just more interesting than others. By that I mean they either impact or appeal to more people.
There is a lot of reporting on crime, and don’t get me wrong; crime is news and should even be mentioned during the newscast. However, the majority of people is not directly affected by crime, and is drawn more towards political and human interest stories. And it’s those stories I think should receive the most emphasis.
I’ve always been taught to make my stories about real people. In fact, many professors and mentors have drilled into my head to never do a story where I speak only to public officials.
Now this doesn’t at all mean we should eliminate public officials. Many times they are the ones to give us the information, but it’s the “real people” that give us the insight.
The best stories are the ones viewers can really relate to or the ones that just grab their attention.
I’m always looking for stories like this and I’m sure there are hundreds of them floating around the Mid-Ohio Valley. So, if you or someone you know has a story to tell that you think would benefit others to hear, e-mail me and let me know. I’d love to help tell that story.