The rise of solo videojournalists

My Hofstra University colleague, Bob Papper, surveys the broadcast news industry for the Radio Television Digital News Association.  He has been asking news directors for four years whether they use one-man bands.  The rise in the usage has been remarkable.  I’ve created a graph of two of the possible responses (Yes, Mostly use OMB and Yes, Use some OMB), which visually demonstrates the growth of solo videojouralists in the TV news business.  In that same period, the stations responding that they do not use one-man bands dropped from 28% to 16%.  You can find the graph at Many Eyes: http://www-958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes/visualizations/one-man-bands-rise-at-tv-stations

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