How CBS Newspath finds good stories

One of the toughest part of a journalist’s job is coming up with a good story to tell every day, but what if you had to find stories that would work across the entire country?  That’s the job of those working for CBS Newspath, the news service that the network provides to its affiliates.

Journalism student Brandon Rook spent his summer working as intern for Newspath and found out how the producers and managers determine what stories they will cover, as well as what stories they won’t.

The strategies seems to be somewhat universal, whether you’re working for the network or for a station in North Platte, Nebraska. The focus is on coming up with news that people are or will be talking about and stories that affect a majority of people.