Tag Archives: G. Stuart Smith

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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Thinking Visually

An interesting discussion developed recently on a listserv of videojournalists wondering what the future of video at newspapers will be.  Some commented that people often don’t come to a newspaper or magazine website to view a wonderfully produced video feature … Continue reading

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To narrate, or not to narrate…

Angela Grant talks about non-narrated video stories Many newspaper VJs as well as a lot of television videographers like to tell their stories without writing any script that they narrate.  One of them is multimedia journalist Angela Grant.  In this … Continue reading

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Converting to a VJ

Melissa Penry on being a VJ Melissa Penry started as a reporter at WKRN, the ABC affiliate in Nashville.  When the station converted reporters and videographers to solo videojournalists, she had to learn to shoot and edit.  Melissa describes what the advantages … Continue reading

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Why use “videojournalist” instead of “video journalist?”

The old term, one-man band is no longer in style and definitely not politically correct since many women work as both reporter and videographer.   There are several titles news organizations are using to replace one-man band, however.  Some places call them videojournalist, backpack … Continue reading

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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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