Desk: video explainer

Everyone in the Desk News Workshop must do one video explainer, which counts as one of your six pieces. This should be done while you’re in the reporting pool.

An explainer can be a backgrounder, FAQ, how-to, etc. It provides context on a particular issue, topic or person. It is always focused and usually answers one general question (e.g. what is the significance of an eagle feather, how do you pronounce these words). Often it’s evergreen content, meaning it can be resurfaced and reused. Refer to your notes from the session with Prof. Sue Newhook.




Refer to the syllabus and the section on weekly reporting. A misspelled name means an F for the writing portion of your grade!

Last Updated: January 14, 2019, 5:20 pm ADT