1. Create a broad topic
Make sure it is fresh, which has plenty of things you want to share with people,
Then get into details for different small topics.
2. Search information online to know more about this topic
It is important to know a lot about the topic before you write a piece of news. When you want to change the topic while doing research, do it now!
3. Write down where and when and whom you want to interview
Search the background information and check if the person fits your topic. Don’t forget to tell the person about the time and the place of interview.
4. Now, write down the questions you want to ask the interviewer.
The questions should be open questions (WH-questions) .
The questions should be related to the topic. Revise it! Think about what you want the interviewer to say, then write down the question that you think the interviewee can answer what you want he/she to answer. Test the questions yourself before the person answer it.
5. Give the questions to the interviewee
Give time to let the interviewee think through the questions.
6.Take a video of interviewing the person
You can interview with or without the camera. Make sure you thank the interviewee afterward.
7. Pictures and videos
Select related videos and pictures about topic. Edit them! Use the suitable way to present your work.
8. Write a news report about the topic
The main elements about a news report: who, where, when, and what. Make sure you have a complete story with details. You can also express your opinions about the topic.
9. Publish your work
Select suitable platforms to publish your work includes Wechat official account and so on...
Finally, You can share it with other people, ask the feedback from readers to improve your work.
By Karina Shi