Story Visioning Worksheet

Story Visioning (Mapping) for Multimedia Newsrooms

This worksheet is to help reporters and editors plan better radio & mixed-media story assignments. You can adapt it to your newsroom’s needs.

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Slug:

Headline:

Deadline(s):

End Product(s)

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Focus/Framing

  1. What is this story most about? 
  2. Why is it important to us?  Why now?
  3. Who is involved? Who is affected most?
  4. What tension draws our interest?
  5. What main action is taking place?
  6. Where and when is the best scene/setting?
  7. What “contextual frame” is needed with this story?

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My Focus Statement (i.e., Who is doing What and Why):

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Interviews/Sources   (List for each)

Interviewee/Source:   

When/where: 

Questions:

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(What challenges might we encounter?)

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Multimedia Elements:

Best Sound Opportunities:

Best Photo or Video Opportunities:

Best Interactive Opportunities:

Data Visualization or Mapping: