John Gregg at the CATV studio in White River Junction, Vt., on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to email@example.com.
In episode 3 of the Valley News’ collaboration with CATV, news editor John Gregg talks with reporter Nora Doyle-Burr about a $70 million class-action lawsuit that seven female science students filed against Dartmouth College in mid-November, alleging sexual harassment and assault by three former professors.
Then, staff photographer James M. Patterson joins Gregg and Doyle-Burr to talk about the story of Mandy Dube, a Unity resident who sued the state of New Hampshire nearly five years ago in a different class-action suit brought on behalf of people with serious mental illness. Patterson has followed Dube’s story for 8 years and he and Doyle-Burr checked in with Dube — and the state of New Hampshire’s mental health care system — for a story in a recent edition of the Sunday Valley News.
So snazzy, y’all. In Episode 2, news editor John Gregg talks to staff writer Matt Hongoltz-Hetling about his reporting at White River Valley Middle School in its first year since the school districts of Royalton and Bethel merged under Vermont’s Act 46 consolidation law. Plus, sports editor Greg Fennell talks about the Dartmouth football team’s season-long winning streak going into the Big Green’s Nov. 3 visit to undefeated Princeton.
CATV! That’s my husband, Chico Eastridge, trying out the techniques.
I had the pleasure of hanging out with the CATV video campers this morning, sharing what I know about the ~art~ of person-on-the-street interviews.
For the uninitiated, “person on the street” (more commonly called “man on the street”) is when reporters hit the street and ask the general public about their opinions on a particular subject, whether it’s politics, local happenings, the weather, whatever.
My No. 2 piece of advice: If you’re getting stuck with “yes” and “no” answers, ask “how” and “why” questions. It opens the door for people to expand on their opinions.
My No. 1 piece of advice: Prepare to get rejected. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It’s part of the job.
Michael Fernandez, 13, of Thetford, Vt., interviews Roanne Rogerson, of Plainfield, N.H., while Azzlyn Arnold, 13, of Lebanon, N.H., films in White River Junction, Vt., on Thursday, July 26, 2018, for a man-on-the-street interview as part of the CATV News Camp. Their topics included the weather, the closing of the Hartford pool and parking. (Valley News – August Frank) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Purchase a reprint »
After I left, the campers hit the streets of White River Junction and came back with three videos.