by Deborah Potter, Executive Director
From CCJ partner NewsLab:
A story based on paper documents or computer records can pose a challenge for television journalists. There's nothing terribly visual for them to work with and the first resort, too often, is to call for graphics.
The trouble is, when you use partial quotes in full screen fonts, the viewer has no way of knowing what's really in the documents themselves. That can undercut a story's credibility. Consider these alternatives the next time you're faced with a paper-heavy story.