Singapore Citizen Journalism 新闻前线

November 8, 2017

好精彩的舌战!

Filed under: Uncategorized — hkboh @ 1:28 pm

 

Things I sometimes say, or wish I could say, to newsmakers。。。

Newsmaker: What I said just now is off-the-record.
Journalist: But you didn’t say this before we started! That’s not fair!
Newsmaker: Saying it now. You can’t use it.
Journalist: I didn’t hear anything from you then. But if I hear it from someone else, I will run it.
Newsmaker: That’s not fair!
Journalist: Suck it up babe.

Newsmaker: You can only take pictures from this spot.
Journalist: Why? We want to take more pictures and we promise we won’t be a nuisance.
Newsmaker: But I’ve already arranged everything for you. This is the best place.
Journalist: What is it you don’t want me to see?

Newsmaker: I will only give you an interview if you let me see it before you run it.
Journalist: I can’t do that.
…..pause….
Newsmaker: Other journalists are okay with it…
Journalist: Who? Tell me? I will expose them.
Newsmaker: Can’t tell you.
Journalist: So, what about the interview?
Newsmaker: Can I at least check my quotes?
Journalist: Only for factual errors.
Newsmaker: But I want to sound good.
Journalist: I think you should sound like you.

Newsmaker: Please just quote me as a source.
Journalist: That’s not good enough. What kind of source? Tomato sauce?
Newsmaker: Informed source? Source close to the industry?
Journalist: What’s wrong with your name?
Newsmaker: I don’t want to be identified. I might get into trouble.
Journalist: Then if you lie, I’m the one who will get into trouble.

Newsmaker: Please focus your story on this point and not others.
Journalist: Hmmm…
Newsmaker: I think this is the more important thing.
Journalist: You think…
Newsmaker: Yes, so please do so.
Journalist: Why don’t you become a journalist?

Newsmaker: This is an off-the-record briefing.
Journalist: Then why are you talking to me?
Newsmaker: Because it’s for your background. To place everything in context. Give you some perspective before you write your story.
Journalist: Okay, but just because you gave me a briefing, doesn’t mean I have to accept your perspective. You have to persuade me. Not TELL me.

Journalist: You had questions planted among the audience correct?
Newsmaker: It’s just to get the dialogue started. Really.
Journalist: That’s okay. I planted questions among the audience too.

Newsmaker: Please make sure you report the speech based on the prepared text I gave you.
Journalist: But you said a lot more than what’s in your text!
Newsmaker: That’s not what I want reported.
Journalist: The 1,000 people who heard you will be laughing at my report!
Newsmaker: That’s the rule I’m imposing.
Journalist: Sorry, I don’t work for you.

Newsmaker: You can’t talk to my staff! It’s company policy.
Journalist: It’s YOUR company policy; not mine.

Newsmaker: You have to make your request via email.
Journalist: But I only want to check something!
Newsmaker: That’s the official way of doing things.
Journalist: Okay, I’ll write it now. When will you get back to me?
Newsmaker: I will have to check with the relevant people and get authorization from the bosses.
Journalist: Tell me, why are you even appointed as the spokesman?

Newsmaker: That was off-the-record, but this is what I will say on the record.
Journalist: But that’s totally opposite of what you told me!
Newsmaker: You wanted something on the record…
Journalist: But you want me to lie….!
Newsmaker: Are you calling me a liar?
Journalist: YES

Newsmaker: I would like to see your questions beforehand.
Journalist: I can give you some general questions.
Newsmaker: No, give me a proper list so I can decide how to answer
Journalist: Hmmm. Even if I gave you list, there’s a high chance there will be follow-up questions.
Newsmaker: No. I will answer via email.
Journalist: I will still have follow-up questions.
Newsmaker: Then you give me the follow-up list. And I answer.
Journalist: This might take forever…why won’t you just see me?
Newsmaker: I don’t trust you.
Journalist: But I don’t trust you too.

Newsmakers: Why are you asking so many difficult questions?
Journalist: Because I’m a journalist.
Newsmaker: Why do you want to know all this?
Journalist: Because I’m a journalist.
Newsmaker: Why can’t you just write from the press release?
Journalist: Because I’m a journalist.
Newsmaker: You’re unfair! Aggressive! Demanding!
Journalist: Because I’m a journalist?
i think all journalists – past and present – have encountered the above at some time or other。

有时我会说,或者我可以说,对于新闻人物来说。

新闻记者:刚才我说的是不正确的。
记者:但是我们开始之前你没有这样说!这不公平!
新闻记者:现在说。你不能使用它。
记者:那我什么都没听到。但是,如果我从别人那里听到,我会运行它。
新闻记者:这不公平!
记者:把宝贝吸了出来。

新闻人物:你只能从这个地方拍照。
记者:为什么?我们想拍更多的照片,我们承诺我们不会是一个麻烦。
新闻记者:但我已经为你安排了一切。这是最好的地方。
记者:你不想让我看到什么?

新闻人物:如果你在运行之前让我看看,我只会给你一个采访。
记者:我不能那样做。
…..暂停…。
新闻记者:其他记者也可以
记者:谁?告诉我?我会揭穿他们。
新闻人物:不能告诉你。
记者:那么面试怎么样?
新闻人物:我可以至少检查一下我的报价吗?
记者:只是为了事实错误。
新闻记者:但我想听起来不错。
记者:我觉得你应该听起来像你。

新闻记者:请引用我作为来源。
记者:那还不够好。什么样的来源?番茄酱?
新闻人物:知情人士来源?靠近行业的来源?
记者:你叫什么名字?
新闻记者:我不想被辨认。我可能会遇到麻烦。
记者:那么如果你说谎,我就是那个会陷入困境的人。

新闻人物:请把你的故事重点放在这一点,而不是其他人。
记者:嗯…
新闻人物:我认为这是更重要的事情。
记者:你觉得…
新闻记者:是的,请这样做。
记者:你为什么不成为记者呢?

新闻记者:这是一个不合时宜的通报。
记者:那你为什么跟我说话?
新闻人物:因为这是你的背景。将所有内容放在上下文中。在写你的故事之前给你一些看法。
记者:好吧,只是因为你给了我一个简报,并不意味着我必须接受你的观点。你必须说服我。不要告诉我。

记者:你们在观众之间种植的问题是否正确?
新闻人物:只是为了开始对话。真。
记者:没关系。我也在观众中间种下了问题。

新闻记者:请确保你根据我给你的准备好的文本来报告演讲。
记者:但是你说的比你的文章中的更多!
新闻人物:这不是我想要的报道。
记者:听到你的1000人会笑我的报告!
新闻人物:这是我强加的规则。
记者:对不起,我不为你工作。

新闻记者:你不能跟我的工作人员说话!这是公司的政策。
记者:这是你的公司政策;不是我的。

新闻人物:你必须通过电子邮件提出你的要求。
记者:但我只想检查一下!
新闻人物:这是做事的正式方式。
记者:好的,我现在写。你什么时候回到我身边?
新闻记者:我得和有关人员核对一下,得到老板的批准。
记者:告诉我,你为什么被任命为发言人?

新闻记者:那是不合时宜的,但这就是我所说的记录。
记者:但这与你告诉我的完全相反!
新闻记者:你想要记录的东西…
记者:但是你要我说谎…。
新闻人物:你叫我是骗子吗?
记者:是的

新闻记者:我想事先看到你的问题。
记者:我可以给你一些一般性的问题。
新闻记者:不,给我一个适当的清单,所以我可以决定如何回答
记者:嗯。即使我给了你名单,很有可能会有后续问题。
新闻记者:不,我会通过电子邮件回复。
记者:我还会有后续的问题。
新闻记者:那你给我后续的名单。我回答。
记者:这可能需要永远…为什么你不能只看到我?
新闻人物:我不信任你。
记者:但是我也不相信你。

新闻人物:你为什么问这么多难题?
记者:因为我是记者。
新闻人物:你为什么想知道这一切?
记者:因为我是记者。
新闻人物:为什么不能从新闻稿中写信?
记者:因为我是记者。
新闻人物:你是不公平的!进取!高要求!
记者:因为我是记者?
我认为所有的记者 – 过去和现在 – 在某个时间或其他时间都遇到了上述情况。

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