Video Journalism for the Web

A Practical Introduction to Documentary Storytelling

Author: Kurt Lancaster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041589266X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

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As newspapers and broadcast news outlets direct more resources toward online content, print reporters and photojournalists are picking up video cameras and crafting new kinds of stories with their lenses. Creating multimedia video journalism requires more than simply adapting traditional broadcast techniques: it calls for a new way of thinking about how people engage with the news and with emerging media technologies. In this guide, Kurt Lancaster teaches students and professional journalists how to shoot better video and tell better stories on the web, providing a strong understanding of cinematic storytelling and documentary production so their videos will stand out from the crowd. Video Journalism for the Web introduces students to all the basic skills and techniques of good video journalism and documentary storytelling, from shots and camera movements to sound and editing--as well as offering tips for developing compelling, character-driven narratives and using social media to launch a successful career as a "backpack journalist." Shooting, editing, and writing exercises throughout the book allow students to put these techniques into practice, and case studies and interviews with top documentary journalists provide real-world perspectives on a career in video journalism. This book gives aspiring documentary journalists the tools they need to get out in the field and start shooting unforgettable multimedia stories.
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Videojournalism

Multimedia Storytelling

Author: Kenneth Kobre

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136023135

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 5467

Videojournalism is a new field that has grown out of traditional print photojournalism, slideshows that combine sound and pictures, public radio, documentary filmmaking and the best of television news features. This amalgam of traditions has emerged to serve the Internet's voracious appetite for video stories.Videojournalism is written for the new generation of "backpack" journalists. The solo videojournalist must find a riveting story; gain access to charismatic characters who can tell their own tales; shoot candid clips; expertly interview the players; record clear, clean sound; write a script with pizzazz; and, finally, edit the material into a piece worthy of five minutes of a viewer's attention. Videojournalism addresses all of these challenges, and more - never losing sight of the main point: telling a great story. This book, based on extensive interviews with professionals in the field, is for anyone learning how to master the art and craft of telling real short-form stories with words, sound and pictures for the Web or television. The opening chapters cover the foundations of multimedia storytelling, and the book progresses to the techniques required to shoot professional video, and record high quality sound and market the resulting product. Videojournalism also has its own website - go to just one URL and find all the stories mentioned in the book. You also will find various "how-to videos on the site. To keep up with the latest changes in the field such as new cameras, new books, new stories or editing software, check the site regularly and "like" www.facebook.com/KobreGuide.
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Practising Videojournalism

Author: Vivien Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203944844

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 9474

Providing valuable guidance on how to combine journalistic writing ability with video practice, and offering information on key skills, Practising Videojournalism gives both students and practicing journalists access to a wide job market, and keeps them in step with the multi-skilled journalist demanded by the media today. Vivien Morgan presents invaluable information on key skills such as: identifying and researching stories interviewing producing scripts and pitching ideas practical advice on how to use a small video camera how to think visually about the impact of the footage framing shots for maximum impact the use of exchangeable lenses and of a lightweight tripod the importance of getting clean sound editing. Defining videojournalism and tracing its developments from its emergence in the 1980s to present day, the book examines satellite broadcasting, online new media and print journalism, as well as mapping the changing face of news With end of section bullet points and summaries to highlight key concepts, Practising Videojournalism provides students and practicing journalists with both practical information and historical, technological and social context.
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Videojournalism

The Definitive Guide to Multi-skilled Television Production

Author: Richard Griffiths

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 142

View: 4895

Videojournalists are increasingly being employed in television news gathering and production in an effort to cut costs and increase efficiency. Production companies, cable, satellite and terrestrial channels are starting to train their producers to use digital camcorders as an increasing number of operations are being run by fewer people on tighter budgets. This book is a practical guide to the skills and techniques of the videojournalist. It provides everyday tips on technique to enable you to get the best results from your camera as well as covering the underlying principles involved. Videojournalists are increasingly being employed in television news gathering and production in an effort to cut costs and increase efficiency. Production companies, cable, satellite and terrestrial channels are starting to train their producers to use digital camcorders as an increasing number of operations are being run by fewer people on tighter budgets. This book is a practical guide to the skills and techniques of the videojournalist. It provides everyday tips on technique to enable you to get the best results from your camera as well as covering the underlying principles involved. If you are an existing television professional needing to retrain or a new entrant into the industry, Videojournalism will teach you right from the basics how to make network-quality television on your own: vital skills in cable, satellite and terrestrial television. The book covers all the technical and editorial theory needed to produce professional results and uses practical instruction and exercises to demonstrate this new method of broadcast television production. Written in the author's own approachable style and based on his own experience of multiskilled production, Videojournalism offers a complete start up guide to the subject from handling your first shoot to making documentaries. Richard Griffiths is founder Chairman of The Guild of Videojournalists and runs Full Force Productions, a television company dedicated to multiskilled production and training. He was one of Britain's original videojournalists and has a wealth of experience at multiskilled channels such as Channel One and Live TV. Reviews: 'The book combines journalistic practice with technical knowledge and it is an easy guide to get people on the move' Filmwaves ' The book is well structured' ' A good starting point for interested parties' Video Camera
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Video journalism

the digital revolution

Author: Andre Zalbertus,Michael Rosenblum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783937151175

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 161

View: 9809

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The Solo Video Journalist

Doing It All and Doing It Well in TV Multimedia Journalism

Author: Matt Pearl

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317219856

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

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It is becoming increasingly important for television reporters to be proficient in many, if not all, of the steps in production. The Solo Video Journalist will make handling all these responsibilities seem possible, and do so from the hands-on perspective of a current reporter with years of experience as a multimedia journalist. This book will cover all aspects of multimedia journalism, from planning for a segment, to dressing appropriately for one’s multiple roles, to conducting interviews and editing. The instruction and guidance in this text will help make readers valuable players in their field, and it is filled with real-world examples and advice from current professionals. Whether it be college students learning from the ground up or journalists early in their careers, The Solo Video Journalist ensures they will have all the materials they need to be successful multimedia journalists.
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Video Journalism

Beyond the One-man Band

Author: Mary Angela Bock

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781433114533

Category: Drama

Page: 224

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Video journalism, the process by which one person shoots, writes, and edits video for broadcast or the web, is a form of newsgathering taking hold in newsrooms of all kinds, by professionals and would-be citizen journalists around the world. Some proponents have celebrated it as an improved narrative form, one that uses more intimate, emotional documentary filmmaking techniques than conventional television. Its detractors consider it simply a cheaper way to make news. <I>Video Journalism: Beyond the One-Man Band weighs in on the controversy while addressing two overall concerns: What is video journalism, exactly? And how do the stories created by video journalists compare with other forms of news? <BR> This book presents more than two years of ethnographic research in a wide variety of contexts in the United States and the United Kingdom, including local newspapers, <I>The New York Times, local television stations, the BBC, the Voice of America radio network, and several professional photographic workshops. <BR> In a departure from other news ethnographies, this book takes a somewhat unusual approach in that the author observes video journalists at work in the field, not just in newsrooms, on stories ranging from an urban shooting to a presidential campaign visit. This approach offers a fascinating insider perspective for those in the field as well as those who aspire to it.
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Going Solo

Doing Videojournalism in the 21st Century

Author: G. Stuart Smith

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826219233

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 199

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Citing the controversial, rising use of single-person video news reporting, a guide for developing VJs, digital journalists, backpack journalists and other mobile solo video news distributors provides guidelines for reporting, shooting and editing stories and footage. Original.
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Encyclopedia of Journalism

Author: Christopher H. Sterling

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452261520

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 3136

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"Written in a clear and accessible style that would suit the needs of journalists and scholars alike, this encyclopedia is highly recommended for large news organizations and all schools of journalism." —Starred Review, Library Journal Journalism permeates our lives and shapes our thoughts in ways we've long taken for granted. Whether we listen to National Public Radio in the morning, view the lead story on the Today show, read the morning newspaper headlines, stay up-to-the-minute with Internet news, browse grocery store tabloids, receive Time magazine in our mailbox, or watch the nightly news on television, journalism pervades our daily activities. The six-volume Encyclopedia of Journalism covers all significant dimensions of journalism, including print, broadcast, and Internet journalism; U.S. and international perspectives; history; technology; legal issues and court cases; ownership; and economics. The set contains more than 350 signed entries under the direction of leading journalism scholar Christopher H. Sterling of The George Washington University. In the A-to-Z volumes 1 through 4, both scholars and journalists contribute articles that span the field's wide spectrum of topics, from design, editing, advertising, and marketing to libel, censorship, First Amendment rights, and bias to digital manipulation, media hoaxes, political cartoonists, and secrecy and leaks. Also covered are recently emerging media such as podcasting, blogs, and chat rooms. The last two volumes contain a thorough listing of journalism awards and prizes, a lengthy section on journalism freedom around the world, an annotated bibliography, and key documents. The latter, edited by Glenn Lewis of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and York College/CUNY, comprises dozens of primary documents involving codes of ethics, media and the law, and future changes in store for journalism education. Key Themes Consumers and Audiences Criticism and Education Economics Ethnic and Minority Journalism Issues and Controversies Journalist Organizations Journalists Law and Policy Magazine Types Motion Pictures Networks News Agencies and Services News Categories News Media: U.S. News Media: World Newspaper Types News Program Types Online Journalism Political Communications Processes and Routines of Journalism Radio and Television Technology
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Video Production Workshop

DMA Series

Author: Tom Wolsky

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136061746

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Video Production Workshop is the first book written to be accessible and appealing to a younger, digitally savvy audience interested in learning the full range of skills involved in planning and executing a video project. It introduces all the digital tools and basic techniques in sequence for readers to build proficiency and gain a well-rounded mastery of the art and craft of video production. Author Tom Wolsky begins with lessons in video editing and camera handling, and then moves on to scripting and storyboarding a production. Readers then step through a series of exercise projects. Separate chapters explore how to light different types of scenes as well as how to obtain well-recorded sound. The book is designed both for independent students as well as for classroom use, and it includes lessons on video journalism and its rights, responsibilities, and ethics. Related techniques for interviewing and working in a live studio are also presented. The book concludes with lessons in post-production techniques, especially motion graphics and special effects. The companion DVD is packed with DV footage for projects, plus demo plug-ins and free software.
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The Electronic Reporter

Broadcast Journalism in Australia

Author: Barbara Alysen

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868404950

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 293

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First ed: Geelong, Vic.: Deakin University Press, 2000.
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Journalism and New Media

Author: John V. Pavlik

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231502672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 387

Ubiquitous news, global information access, instantaneous reporting, interactivity, multimedia content, extreme customization: Journalism is undergoing the most fundamental transformation since the rise of the penny press in the nineteenth century. Here is a report from the front lines on the impact and implications for journalists and the public alike. John Pavlik, executive director of the Center for New Media at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, argues that the new media can revitalize news gathering and reengage an increasingly distrustful and alienated citizenry. The book is a valuable reference on everything from organizing a new age newsroom to job hunting in the new media.
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Sports Journalism

A Practical Introduction

Author: Phil Andrews

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446294870

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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The sports journalist of today needs to be well equipped for the digital age. From the challenges of minute-by-minute reporting to the demands of writing for online outlets, blogging and podcasting, sports journalism is now fully immersed in new and social media. Sports Journalism: A Practical Guide will give you the skills you need to navigate these new platforms, whilst also teaching you the basics of interviewing, reporting, feature writing for print and commentary for radio and television. This new edition now includes: New examples demonstrating the use of social media in sports journalism A new chapter on the current professional working practice of sports journalism, covering the skills required of agency and freelance journalists today A new chapter on sports public relations Expanded coverage of radio and television sports journalism, with more emphasis on commentary and multi-platform working Quotes from working journalists, offering valuable insights into the industry. This book is a complete guide to the practice of sports journalism across all platforms: print, online, radio, television and social media sites.
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Getting Started in Freelance Video Game Journalism

Author: John Bardinelli

Publisher: John Bardinelli

ISBN: 1311148337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 32

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Does the prospect of writing reviews for video games appeal to you? Getting Started in Freelance Video Game Journalism is a no-nonsense guide to taking your first steps into the online game writing world. Learn how to write a query letter, how to construct your resume, when to start searching for jobs and how quickly you can expect to land a high-paying writing gig!
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Exploring Journalism and the Media

Author: Lorrie Lynch

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285225902

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 2359

Introduce your students to the exciting world of journalism using the hands-on, relevant approach of EXPLORING JOURNALISM AND THE MEDIA, 2e. The instructional model presents timeless concepts and applications that will prepare students for scholastic journalism, as well as lay the ground work for future classes, jobs, and careers. Author Lorrie Lynch's experience as a USA Today journalist gives a unique perspective absent from most other journalism textbooks. Profiles of real journalists, authentic student writings from scholastic publications, 21st Century Career Skills, and discussion on legal issues and editorial ethics will help students connect to the curriculum. EXPLORING JOURNALISM AND THE MEDIA, 2e will not only introduce students to the many different journalism career opportunities, but will also help them perform better in the classroom by providing academic connections, grammar tips, critical thinking activities, and writing activities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Future of Quality News Journalism

A Cross-Continental Analysis

Author: Peter Anderson,Michael Williams,George Ogola

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134108575

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 342

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In the face of the continuously changing challenges of the digital age, it is difficult for quality news journalism to survive on any significant scale if a means for adequately funding it is not available. This new study, a follow-up to 2007’s The Future of Journalism in the Advanced Democracies, includes a comparative analysis of possible alternative business models that may save the future of the quality news business across the developed, intermediate, and developing worlds. Its detailed evaluation encompasses also the different ways in which wider key issues are affecting the prospects for quality news as a core ingredient of effectively working democracies. It focuses on the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa, India, Kenya, and selected parts of the Arab World, providing a comprehensive cross-cultural survey of different approaches to addressing these various issues. To keep the study firmly rooted in the "real world" the contributors include distinguished practitioners as well as experienced academics.
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Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights

The Collapse of Journalism and What Can Be Done To Fix It

Author: Robert W. McChesney,Victor Pickard

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587497

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 4601

The sudden meltdown of the news media has sparked one of the liveliest debates in recent memory, with an outpouring of opinion and analysis crackling across journals, the blogosphere, and academic publications. Yet, until now, we have lacked a comprehensive and accessible introduction to this new and shifting terrain. In Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights, celebrated media analysts Robert W. McChesney and Victor Pickard have assembled thirty-two illuminating pieces on the crisis in journalism, revised and updated for this volume. Featuring some of today’s most incisive and influential commentators, this comprehensive collection contextualizes the predicament faced by the news media industry through a concise history of modern journalism, a hard-hitting analysis of the structural and financial causes of news media’s sudden collapse, and deeply informed proposals for how the vital role of journalism might be rescued from impending disaster. Sure to become the essential guide to the journalism crisis, Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights is both a primer on the news media today and a chronicle of a key historical moment in the transformation of the press.
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