James...so I watched your stories. I don't feel the need to critique each one just for the fact that they all kinda appear to be about the same and what I say for one can probably be said for all. I can tell you have some talent...you have a good photog eye in certain situations...you seem to put yourself in the best for position for sights and sounds which is really good. But I think the fall off from all that comes with the presentation...I am going to assume just by watching the final product you are not communicating constantly with your reporter about the story and how to build a structure to put forth a good story...these stories are about average. So how can you make them better...well first communication. Talk about the story on the way to the shoot...find out what the gist of the story is...and start thinking of ideas to attack when you get there. On the way back...talk about what you got...what nats you got so the reporter can use them effectively. The reason I say this is because I see alot of jumpcuts from intro of people to soundbite...which needs to not happen. Avoid this....by either adding an edit or working with the reporter track to transition better. Its a team effort...and has to in order for the best possible story to appear as well as getting an interesting angle or character to profile the story around. Maybe this is a new approach so they'll be a learning curve...but a story gets a begining, middle to an end...how you put it together is the fun part.