Jinghong Song is a professional journalist and author who has always been passionate about writing. He has been published by some of the major publications in the journalism industry, which has enabled his to reach an audience that spans the world. However, many times throughout his career he has felt the need to report stories that can have a major impact on the rest of the world.
Gathering information during a report on a newsworthy topic takes some planning. Most of a journalist’s job responsibilities revolve around gathering information rather than writing it, which means that the majority of the job is asking questions. Not only do you have to know where to start looking, but you also have to know the right questions to ask when you get a lead on an important aspect of the story. For example, when a story centers on a specific industry, it would be a good idea to talk to professionals working within the industry itself in order to gain some basic knowledge on the topic.
Jinghong Song always asks himself the basic questions when he begins reporting a major news story: What is my story about? Who does it involve? How do I begin my search in the field? These questions will help you start when developing a story.