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The rise of VJs continues

The 2012 RTDNA/Hofstra survey by my colleague, Bob Papper, shows that the number of TV stations mostly using or using some OMB (one-man bands) is nearly 70 percent.  When Bob started the survey in 2008, it was just under 50 percent.  … Continue reading

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Moonves says embrace risk and uncertainty

CBS president Les Moonves told Hofstra University graduates the key to success is to be flexible in life–in other words, be able to “turn on a dime.”  I shot the video with an iPhone and edited it with Voddio.  Note one drawback … Continue reading

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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.  … Continue reading

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Cops and media: Why can’t we just get along?

Zuccotti Park is just the latest run-in between police and news videographers and photographers.   Many journalists were arrested by police while covering the crackdown on Occupy Wall Street protesters.  But many other news videographers have been harrassed or arrested by … Continue reading

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Becoming a Videojournalist

Hofstra University’s public relations folks interviewed me about my new book, Going Solo: Doing Videojournalism in the 21st Century.  They asked me for tips that people who want to become videojournalists should follow.  Here’s the interview posted on YouTube.

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Helping educate solo videojournalists

For many years TV reporters or photographers got their start as one-man bands.  As equipment got lighter and cheaper, as newspapers and magazines began using video on their websites and as budgets got tighter and tighter, more news organizations turned to … Continue reading

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