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Twitterview with Lindsey Seavert, @LindseySeavert

Friday, March 29, 2013

Twitterview with Lindsey Seavert, @LindseySeavert

@LindseySeavert is a native Minnesotan and started reporting locally for @WCCO and now reports for @KARE11. She also is a busy mom!

Lindsey: I am all of those things. And I am beginning this Twitterview with a toddler insisting to be on my lap!

Juggling and Tweeting then. :) What made you want to become a storyteller?

Lindsey: I love to offer people a voice, words come easily and you have the ability to educate, inspire, evoke emotion.

Creation and development are important. Did you have some on-the-job mentors along the way?

Lindsey: Yes, owe so much to peers who made tv storytelling a craft. @boydhuppert has been an incredible mentor

Being a good storyteller is important, and you also have to know your audience. What do Minnesotans like?

Lindsey: MNs are a sharp bunch. They don't tolerate sensationalism, demand quality. We have engaged, educated news consumers

Our viewers see through a weak report and aren't afaid to tell you. They hold us accountable. We work for the public.

With large cities as well as a large rural area, is balance also important in the types of stories covered?

Lindsey: Balance is paramount. Have to remember this vast state, avoid being "Cities" centric, and showcase diverse groups.

As a working mom, what kinds of things do you juggle with to get "everything done" each day?

Lindsey: Voice in my head! Honestly, feel like I come up short often. Story ideas, deadlines, housework, boy and hub to love

Try to remember I'm doing my best. Try to forgive myself. I take longer to return emails, floors aren't as clean.

Are there any Apps, organizing tools or strategies that you use to help to keep things scheduled?

Lindsey: No, anyone have suggestions? I use Outlook calendar. My mind used to be enough, but I can't keep it straight anymore!

Thank you very much for your time and comments today for #MNMOtv. When can people see you on @kare11 again?

Lindsey: Just started my weekend w Fri/Sat off, but I'll be back Sunday at 10pm. M-Th for 5/6pm. Thank you so much.

Thank you for your thoughtful questions and devotion to the Twitterverse. #MNMOtv Have a beautiful weekend!

Posted on Friday, March 29, 2013 in Permalink

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Joel E. CarlsonMNMO Twitterviews are led by @JoelECarlson of Sociability, a social media consulting services and community management company in Minnesota. He is very active in the social media community and has conducted over 300 Twitterviews with people like Elizabeth Ries and John Hanson of Twin Cities Live, Frank Vascellaro of WCCO-TV, Genevieve Gorder of HGTV, and Rebecca Jarvis of CBS' The Early Show. He truly enjoys connecting with new people and places and sharing their story with others.

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