Zuri Berry [zuriberry]
What is your specialty? What subjects do you deal with?
I'm a sports writer and online community manager for a community newspaper. I also contribute some news and entertainment articles. I mainly cover high school sports and provide commentary on all levels. I do all of this while managing our Web site, coordinating our dynamic content.
In which media do you presently work or have you worked?
Please list a web address where where one can view an example of your work.
What is "news"?
To you, what is objectivity?
The ability to separate fact from emotion.
What is the best headline you have ever read?
I have no clue.
What headline would you like to see printed one day in the newspaper?
"Sports writer strikes it rich" -- referring to me of course.
Which paper do you buy on Sundays? Where do you read it?
I don't buy a paper on Sundays because I have a subscription. It's the San Francisco Chronicle and I read it at home.
Does freedom of expression end where the editorial line begins?
Do you feel that analytical and investigative journalism is being lost?
With a camera on every mobile phone, is every citizen becoming a correspondent?
No. Reliability is always a problem.
How would you explain the boom of the tabloid press?
Define tabloid press.
What is your position regarding the right to privacy of famous people?
They have all the rights guaranteed of any private person. That will never change. But when they are in public, they are fair game for photos and questioning -- just like everyone else. However, that doesn't mean they have to be endangered in the process by reckless driving by paparrazzi or other idiotic acts. That's just unprofessional.
What can you teach us about the art of the interview?
Be comfortable in your approach. Anticipate answers and listen. Really listen to your subject. But what's most important, shut up and let them talk.
Please list well-known people you have interviewed.
Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
Mike Nolan, former San Francisco 49ers head coach
Would you say the journalism blog is revolutionizing the profession?
Will the paper press disappear?
Grass Valley, California