- We work from a subtraction process … we take out what isn’t interesting.
- We use text because it is the non-emotional way of giving information. Viewers read the text in their own voice.
I love the idea of strengthening your work by looking for whatever isn't interesting, and removing it. And, while I'm a big fan of the power that interactive multimedia can add to a story, the idea that there are some things best told in text -- best experienced by the readers via their own voices in their own heads -- is a really under-appreciated aspect of journalism in the contemporary age.