Vox Pop

In the original Latin, “vox populi” means “voice of the people.” Over time the phrase has become “vox pop.” It is used to refer to both a type of interview and a structuring element in a story or a newscast. In a sense, what is now known as “vox pop” is what was once referred to as the “man (or woman) on the street.” This entry examines vox pop style journalism and its utility for both story and newscast production. Specific attention is paid to the content, structure, setup, and editing of vox pop journalism and to its notable pros and cons.

Content Element

As an element of content, vox pops are generally used as a way to get short reactions from people “on the street,” who ...

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