Going Solo: Doing Videojournalism in the 21st Century

Going Solo: Doing Videojournalism in the 21st Century

G. Stuart Smith


The conventional version of video information reporting has constantly had separate roles: reporting and videography. For years, besides the fact that, small-market information shops have trusted “one-man bands”—individual journalists who shoot and edit their very own video—for tales and pictures. in recent times, because the journalism panorama has developed, this debatable perform has grown a growing number of renowned. With using video consistently increasing, many large-market television stations, networks, and newspaper sites are counting on one individual to hold out a task previously finished by means of . information shops now name those members VJs, electronic newshounds, backpack newshounds, or cellular newshounds. yet it doesn't matter what they're referred to as, there’s no denying the turning out to be value of solo videojournalists to the media landscape.
            Going Solo: Doing Videojournalism within the twenty first Century details the talk, background, and upward thrust of this information style, yet its major aim is to teach aspiring videojournalists easy methods to examine the craft. whereas different textbooks depict the traditional reporter-and-videographer version, Going Solo innovates through educating readers the best way to effectively juggle the abilities normally required of 2 diverse people.
            Award-winning journalist G. Stuart Smith starts via describing how and why the media’s use of solo videojournalists is growing to be, then delves into the debate over even if one individual can hide a narrative in addition to . He illuminates how, jointly, the downsizing of the media, downturn within the economic system, and progress of video on the net have resulted in the increase of the solo videojournalist model. Going Solo profiles television stations and newspaper net operations around the kingdom which are utilizing the version and provides invaluable recommendation from VJs within the box. The publication provides precious directions on tips on how to multitask as a reporter-videographer: carrying out interviews, capturing disguise video, and writing and modifying an outstanding video story. Readers also will easy methods to produce non-narrated tales and industry themselves in a aggressive field.
            Smith, who begun his profession as a “one-man band,” insightfully covers a space of journalism that, regardless of its becoming industry call for, has got little educational cognizance. Going Solo: Doing Videojournalism within the twenty first Century is invaluable for college kids studying the fundamentals and people already within the box who have to improve their skills. By proposing knowledge and necessary counsel, this targeted guidebook may help any enterprising videojournalist create a distinct segment for him- or herself within the more and more fragmented information media market.

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