Video Journalism

Video journalism is the practice of video news production whereby one person shoots, writes, and edits a news story, using digital technologies, for dissemination via broadcasting or broadband Internet. Video journalists (VJs) might also be called backpack journalists or mobile journalists or multimedia journalists. VJs might work for television stations, newspapers, websites, or citizen journalism organizations, or they might be independent freelancers. A VJ might shoot with a small video camera, a DSLR camera with interchangeable lenses, or increasingly, a smartphone.

Video journalism has taken hold in a variety of media institutions, changing journalistic narratives, practices, and identities. Shooting solo offers the possibility of a distinct style with filmic intimacy while at the same time it has led to concerns among many practitioners about quality, safety, ...

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