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"Michael K. Kuentz" <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>   I don't believe that we as journalists or documentarians need to persuade
> anyone into believing anything
and
> Then I want to
> post produce it (edit if you will) in a manner that tells a story and
> provides the viewer with the sense of what has transpired
 
The problem is that the "sense" is from your own viewpoint, and so you
almost inevitably do persuade people of your own views. Actually in a
medium with diverse inputs this isn't a problem as viewers (and readers)
tend to select services (papers and TV channels) that best refect their
own views.
 
Persuasion doesn't have to be heavy handed or blatant, in the UK one of
the most effective bits of reporting was on the famine in Ethiopia in the
80's. The voiceover was clear, and calm, terribly so, and this added to the
effect of the aweful pictures. I guess this is rather British, and might
not have worked anywhere else. I suppose the keyword is "understated".
 
Tim.