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Video Journalism: “a concept we have to learn”

Posted in Journalism by Adam Westbrook on February 11, 2009

Interesting post from American TV journo Joe Larkins, over at his blog. It’s a rare examination of the pros and cons of video journalism as an option for TV newsrooms, as opposed to newspapers.

He reckons – state side at least – most small market newsrooms will see a shift towards video journalism.

And he says:

“If one instills the positive side of OMB/VJ early on, AND they get the proper training AND the OMB/VJ is NOT ABUSED by some moron manager/desk person who has never been in the field and doesn’t have a clue as to what goes on on a video shoot AND the pay is as good as anyone else shooting and reporting then I think the OMB/VJ concept has the potential to take off and in fact be embraced.”

Not much to ask then!

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  1. Dan Thornton said, on February 11, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Hi….enjoying the posts – for more on video, check out It’s by a former colleague of mine…

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