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BIG camera videojournalism with a small camera

As video cameras have gotten smaller, lighter and cheaper, it’s now possible to do full-featured video packages with smartphones such as the iPhone.  I showed attendees at the Excellence in Journalism convention some of the trials and tribulations of doing … Continue reading

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Surprise!!!

Award-winning KARE-11 TV reporter Boyd Huppert was back at the Excellence in Journalism convention again this year, giving his audience tips on video storytelling.  In this video he describes how storytellers should let viewers discover surprises, not by telling them, … Continue reading

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“Mic a dog”

At the Video Storytelling Bootcamp at the Excellence in Journalism Convention in Fort Lauderdale, CBS photojournalist, Les Rose, talked about the importance of sound.  Using the idea of “mic a dog,” he said put a microphone on anything that is … Continue reading

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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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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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