We are big supporters of Sonia Narang around these parts, so look forward to her Nepali excursion. She’s leaving on a reporting trip for PRI’s The World, and, we hope, a second visit with a Kumari Devi, a young girl anointed as a living goddess:
Television news tends to hide the credits for stories. Take this little report from Coney Island:
Although the story is dominated by the so-called “talent,” the story was pitched, shot, and structured by Sonia Narang, who has a year-long fellowship at NBC. She produced it. (If you want to hear funny stories about your favorite television news personalities, by the way, talk to a producer.) Or as they say at NBC, Sonia DJ’ed the piece. “DJ” standing for “digital journalist,” which is what we all are turning into, I hear.
If they include a credit for caption writer, maybe I can get a little nod. I took a stab at the early version of the script and, this being national television news, tried to write something appropriately clichéd and bombastic. A few relics of that since-buried text were used in the online story caption, which can be rather hard to find, actually.
Update: Aired on Today show last Saturday, December 27th.