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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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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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