There is a sign that sits in the conference room here at WAVY that says work, pitch, story. This sits in the meeting space as a reminder on how to craft a story, a visual representation of what needs to go into a story before it is even a possibility. I was given the opportunity to go through these steps recently when I turned my first story from beginning to end.
In my college career I have been conditioned to produce multi-media pieces. That writing, photo, and video should be the basic components of my work. Working in the digital department at WAVY I have been given countless opportunities to write this summer and have grown to love written stories, but a part of my heart still craves producing multiple elements myself.
I saw an opportunity to pitch and produce a multimedia story for hrScene when I discovered that the Lego Americana Roadshow had taken over Town Center in Virginia Beach, and that it would be staying for a few weeks. I saw this as a fun community post and started diving into the details about the event, how it paired with local businesses, and who I would need to talk to in order to get an interview.
With my information filled notebook in tow I pitched my story the next day and was given the green light to set up my interview and turn my story.
Being my first published story from scratch I am very proud of the wok I did to produce Lego Americana Roadshow Comes To Hampton Roads from start to finish.