I completed my 2nd news assignment this Tuesday. I was sent out to Mineola with Pete to cover Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy voting and also the new voting process. I also was forced to finish this story same day which was a little hair raising but thankfully with Gary’s editing expertise it got done right before the newscast.
I learned some new things on this story. First the way the interview was set up with her was at a weird angle. I listened to another reporter who was there and let McCarthy look directly at our cameras which was a mistake. I should have been standing on Pete’s left side rather then his right I think. Truthfully, I was so intent on asking my questions that I didn’t even think about it but now I know to look out for that.
Also, I wanted to get MOS of people’s take on the new voting system. But everyone I asked ran away and we were running low on time so we had to leave. I’m sure if we had more time I could have gotten some sound bites but oh well. I had to make what I had work. I think what I’m starting to learn now is to trust my instincts and be more confident. I’m not there yet but hopefully I will be one day. Overall I’m happy with the way the story turned out and the visuals were great so it was a good day.