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.
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.