Day 2 at #cij and a little bit more morning…story-based investigations and Mark Lee Hunter.

10Jul10

Yay, finally a repeatable, memorable quote;

“The fundamental problem with investigating is not wanting to believe what’s in front of you”

Admittedly, imagining through some of the stories that Mark Lee Hunter has faced in his time as an investigative journalist is difficult, but he is obviously endlessly passionate and has enjoyed everything he has done.

At a later point when I have more time, I will run through some of the advice he gave us on running a successful investigation and enabling yourself to keep track of what you are doing, because he’s really given me a lot of insight, especially being a student, into how things might just work out in the near future.

The third part of the morning (I didn’t even know the morning was long enough to break into three parts…) was spent with Luuk Sengers, dramatically and energetically laying out the ways in which we turn an event into a ‘scene’, or story, so it can be absorbed by an interested and responsive audience rather than an audience who say “bleh, who cares”.

Very interesting and something that I’m going to try and stick to, in amongst my assorted ramblings.

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