Reporters take a lot of effort to ensure a good background or action area for their piece to cameras. Sometimes an excellent prop adds to the frame. But to what extent will you go to ensure that the piece to camera background is apt for the story. Will you risk your life or stand in the harm’s way?
After the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China, other countries are also on the alert. Journalists will have to cover the epidemic even as they make sure that they remain safe.
As the competition gets tougher and newsrooms shrink, every television journalist has to do more to remain relevant in this new decade.
As the world becomes a more violent place to live in, journalists have many stories to tell. However, they have to run towards grounds zero while others are running away from it. Covering such a report puts them in dangers way and in recent times, many journalists have had to face the wrath of protesters and demonstrators
Most of us accept many myths to be valid until they are proved wrong scientifically, and when we get an opportunity to take a look at such efforts. This week I found a few videos and one non-video story that effectively busted a few myths.
Finding the correct angle to a news story can, at times, be a tough task, but this learned skill can often help reporters to identify hidden stories. Some of the stories may be obvious, but one may not have thought of it as a news story worth covering. However, after being put together as a video, the story comes to life and can be very interesting.
Twitter is affecting the way television journalists report the news. This social media platform has effected this disruption in more than one way and is better than other such websites and apps.
There are many advantages in using mobile phone cameras for news purpose. But there are disadvantages too. Learn to be on top of them to record better news stories.
Many media organisations are equipping their journalists with powerful smartphones. The possibility of capturing the event as it unfolds is higher when you are using the smartphone camera. However, if your organisation scoffs at the idea of covering news with mobile phones, the following reasons can help in changing their mind.
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.