With the need for fair and balanced campaign coverage in the past, we return to weekend visits from TV 7....This time a new reporter dipatched to Pearl Street to ask me about stuff on Monday's agenda.
Her name is Caitlyn Cissne, a Philadelphia native with previous broadcast experience in Fayetteville, NC. She is a Hofstra grad and according to her bio a distinguished one at that.
I know the mandarins of news hate it when I critique things they do just because I had some training decades ago in the field.
One thing Ms. Cissne did do is know her topic ahead of time and only ask the question on camera needed to get the bite for the story. That's the way we did it in the day when film through the gate cost real money. (Ted Ford would know what I am talking about)
With tape, too many reporters are less precise and drone on with question after question they will never use.
I only say this because I read in the Times recently that I went to a prestigious J-school, so I feel obliged to put the training to use.