Michael Gartner is a career journalist. Gartner has been serving as the president of NBC news, who has been giving skillful speeches and has laid out advice for the upcoming reporters.
``You require facts, listen, read, collaborate, simplify, experiment, talk, trust, pounce, report, care, love and balance’’ Michael Gartner said. He presented a speech concerning a list of 12 step program to excellent writing that every journalist should flow it for successful job.’ you cannot be an outstanding writer if you are not a proficient reporter. You require details and facts, descriptions and quotes.’’ Gartner said. He also explained the other steps to good writing as follows; Read: in order for one to be an outstanding writer he or she must post exemplary reading skills. Listen: one cannot become a good writer without being a good listener. A good writer must listen for the nuance, details, emotions and facts. Simplify: A good writer must know how to reduce the complexity of his stories so as to reduce chances of the writer being bored. Collaborate: A good writer should possess good relation skills with others mostly his or her editor. Trust: For an individual to be a successful writer, reporter or editor he or she must work in an atmosphere of trust. Experiment: A good writer should be curious in knowing new techniques and arrangements so as to remain relevant. Talk: A good writer should know how to talk to other and to him or herself. Pounce: A good writer must know the proper use of quotes. Love: A good writer must have a passion to write and to report. Care: A good writer must have a genuine interest about what he or she is writing. Balance: A good writer should be able to balance all hid duties well and know when and what to write so as to be fair to everyone.
Gartner briefed on vital steps to being a successful reporter. His speech took place at the ball room at the memorial union on workshop for writers that was held 10am to 11 am on Tuesday. There workshop was attended by 195 audience most of them being students who were studying journalism. He spoke as part of the William Henry fox first Amendment lecture series, a program sponsored by the university’s school of journalism. Every year, Eaton x; dean of the school of journalism chooses on the William Henry fox prize to a recognized journalist. In the current year, he awarded Gartner the William Henry fox prize, presented by the school of journalism. Gartner continued presenting a talk concerning the steps to excellent writing. However, writing facts, quotes, details and words only not enough for one to be an editor. ``Writing is just pie crust; facts are the pie.’ Gartner said.
The message of the speaker concerned a list of tips on how to become an excellent writer. He demonstrated his knowledge and experience on the subject by telling stories which were effective from his career. ``You cannot be an outstanding writer if you are not keen on what you are writing about. You have to possess a genuine interest.’’ Gartner said.
Gartner responded very well to his audience, and eventually clarifications were received. Fifteen students asked questions for more information concerning the methods. However, according to Gartner for one to be in the journalism department does not necessarily mean that one must have majored in journalism during his or her study.’ I’ve not really majored in journalism or anything, but he had pretty good stories that to tell, ’’ said Polly Esther, a sophomore business major.
In the Gartner speech, he briefed on the significance of steps facts, listen, read, report, collaborate, simplify, experiment, trust, talk, love, pounce, balance and care. These are all key communication methods that he recognized and gave credit to them. `` This is the kind of things you never find in books. But it’s valuable to hear’’ said Forrest Ranger, a junior journalism major.
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