Every medium has its strengths and weaknesses. This medium’s strength is its ability to create an impact even if the report is short. Capturing good visuals is the key, however, apt audio material can also do the trick.
It was one of the biggest Supreme Court verdicts in recent times and the television coverage had to live up to the mega event – decision on the Ram Janmabhoomi – Babri Masjid title dispute. The television news channels realised its TRP value and so did news portals.
YouTube’s Niche content channels in local languages is fulfilling the need for micro-regional Channels. Million views club has many players now and the entire digital media game has changed.
The success of YouTube channels in regional languages has once again highlighted how programmes can become a major hit if they manage to cross the language barrier. Many of these regional channels are run by small teams which understand the taste of the locals and can quickly adapt to their needs.
The television coverage of the operations undertaken to rescue 2-year-old Sujith Wilson who had fallen into an abandoned borewell was criticised by many. On the one hand, the coverage brought the tragedy under the limelight forcing action on part of various agencies, while on the other hand, it was a fight for TRPs at the cost of a major tragedy for one family.
Smartphones are changing the way news stories are getting covered in media. Years back this may have sounded like a tall claim to make, not anymore. For media organisations which cannot afford high-end equipment, good mobile phones are proving to be a boon.
Disinformation campaigns can create major problems, but there are ways to spot them. It’s a question of being alert and sceptical.
One simple trick used by film makers and video producers can add a great value to your vlogs. The tip I am going to give you may sound counter-intuitive, but next time you vlog try it and I assure you that you would have changed your shooting style forever.
Due to short attention span, hundred news stories in less than ten minutes is a format that is being attempted in many Indian news channels; Is the quality compromised?
For many of us interactive news stories may feel like fun as they have an element of participation. […]