How to Cover Political Rallies

NBCU Academy 101

NBC News correspondent Ali Vitali gives reporting tips on how make the most out of covering political rallies, including advice on how to pick which rallies to cover, who to talk to and how to detect the breaking news in candidates’ routine campaign speeches.

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“Sometimes it’s easy to identify the headline, like if a candidate weighs in on news,” Vitali said. “If this candidate is new to you, review their usual stump speech. This way, if they deviate from it or add something new, you’ll know.”