The reportage is considered one of the main genres in journalism. Work on it requires thorough preparation and can take a lot of time.
But competently and with skill the written reportage is capable to make indelible impression on readers and for a long time to remain in their memory.
To master the technique of reporting, try to write about your city first.
You will need
- - preparatory materials-
- - records of the interview-
- - personal observations.
Think about the content and direction of the futureReportage. The theme of the city can be uncovered in many ways. In the center of the reportage there can be one day in the life of the city, its history, sights or people who have left their mark on culture, science, art or politics. A good report can be obtained if it is timed to a significant event or action held in a city or region.
Prepare a reportage plan. In the simplest case, it can include the introductory part, the main content, in which the topic is revealed, as well as the conclusion, which summarizes the reportage. A more complex plan involves breaking up the reportage into several small thematic sections, united by a common idea that you intend to convey to the audience.
Collect the material for the reportage. Use as a starting point the facts obtained from the city press and television, archival documents, as well as information that can be found in the reference books or the museum of local lore. To make the report about the city more relevant, interview those who can share their opinions about the modern city, tell about its features, the history of origin and development, the cultural traditions and way of life of the townspeople.
Give the reportage a look of fascinating and livelyNarrative. Try to avoid descriptions of standard journalistic stamps, familiar images and comparisons. Reporting about city life will be read easily, if it contains personal thoughts and experiences of the author, reflects his own attitude to the city in question.
Preparing a report about a specific event from lifeCity, remember that you not only need to talk about what happened, but also highlight how exactly the event was happening. Look at the event covered by the eyes of its participants. Outline the text so that the reader could not only receive a news message, but also feel like a participant in the event, feel the same emotions as the author who was at the venue of the event. If you manage to create such an effect of presence, consider that your report about the city was a success.