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Shooting the documentary, Heritage or Hate?

G. Stuart Smith is Associate Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations at Hofstra University.  He teaches broadcast journalism in the department. He has more than 30 years experience in the field from radio reporting and management to TV reporting, videography, producing and management. His stories have won awards for investigative and feature reporting as well as videography from the Associated Press, UPI, RTDNA, and the Society of Professional Journalists. 
Smith also produced two documentaries for public television.  Heritage or Hate? looks at the controversy over the use of Confederate symbols in public places.  A Bridge to Cubafollows a group of American sailors befriending Cubans behind the backs of the two governments.  He shot both documentaries working mostly as a solo videojournalist.                                                                                                                                                                                                     The University of Missouri Press is publishing his book, Going Solo: Doing Videojournalism in the 21st Century.  It shows aspiring videojournalists how to accomplish the tasks of reporting as well as shooting and editing while working alone.
E mail address: jrngss@hofstra.edu

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