Concentra VJ award: the winner
So what’s good about it?
- Well clearly it’s a great story, and it’s got an abundance of great characters. Alexandra gives them time to breathe and doesn’t talk all over them.
- In true VJ style it has great access to the story, and often just shows action happening
- It doesn’t follow any of the rules or styles of traditional TV news packaging
- She introduces the story with a voice over at the beginning but then we hardly hear her; she lets the subjects tell the story
- It’s an example of ‘solution journalism‘, showing an answer to a problem, rather than just reporting the flaws of the US healthcare system
- It’s not too long
- And technically it’s very sound, right down to the short f-stop in the final shot which blurs out the background.
What do you like about it?