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Questions for Ryan Reed…

Posted in Speaker on April 19, 2009 by danbastian

1. What about your job do you like, dislike?

2. What are some examples of projects that you have done for the Smithsonian?

3. How many projects have you done, and how often are you doing them?

4. What would you say is more important – knowing more about multimedia, the web, and design, OR knowing more about history and the subjects of your projects?

5. Do you see yourself staying at the Smithsonian, or do you see yourself getting back into the more traditional journalism field?

6. What has been your favorite project?

7. What has been the hardest project?


Questions for Sara Spangler

Posted in Speaker on April 5, 2009 by danbastian

1. I know what an assignment editor does for a print publication, what would you say are the similarities and differences between what you do and an assignment editor for a newspaper does?

2. For broadcast, which wire would you say you use the most to seek out the stories that reporters are going to cover? Would you say it varies?

3. It’s obvious that newspapers will be obsolete sometime in the future, with the way online journalism is developing, do you see broadcast journalism fading out also?

4. Do you think there could be a day when the news will only be available online? What do you think about the transformation that journalism is undergoing?

5. It would make sense to me that an assignment editor has an experience with the community that they are working in. What are your thoughts on that, could an out-of-town assignment editor work here in Baltimore?

6. Where do you see yourself and broadcast journalism in five years?

7. When you were in college, did you ever think you would be an assignment editor, or did you have aspirations of being an a reporter?

Questions for Brian Stelter

Posted in Speaker on March 22, 2009 by danbastian

1. Is working for the New York Times what you thought it would be?

2. Since the Times is now a National paper, do you feel that you are actually working for a national paper, or does it feel like its a New York Paper?

3. What did you learn in college that you feel you use the most now?

4. Do you feel any pressure because it is the New York Times?

5. What do you like most about your job, what do you like the least?

6. Do you think you would have had the same success without your TVNewser blog?

7. How do you find time to keep up with your blog, your job, your Twitter account and everything else?

8. Do you think you’ll be in journalism forever, if not where do you see yourself going?