Collaborations Between Writers and Photographers

Dan Zak at the Washington Post has a piece up on the value of writers working with photojournalists on local stories.

There are some reporters who, no matter the time of day, if they called and said, “I got something here …” I just went. And, of course, there were others that could offer me large amounts of cash and I still wasn’t budging because they just thought of me as a service guy there to fill the space around their words.

Finding those partners you can work with is critical in your newsroom. Knowing how they think in the field, whether it be covering a fast food restaurant opening or a spot news scene, gives you a great deal of confidence and improves your story vastly.

Mark E. Johnson

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