Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Five don't for multi media journalists

1.) Don’t think of your video as an afterthought. Good video might save a story, but poorly shot wallpaper video will certainly ruin one.

2.) Don’t complain about carrying gear. There are hundreds of darn good reporters out there who are carrying resumes right now who would kill to be carrying gear.

3.) Don’t forget what it’s like to be a viewer. See each day’s story as if you were watching it from home. Did you get the take home message across? Did you like video? Did it all make sense? Would you want to watch it again? Would you need too?

4.) Don’t rush the writing. That’s where real mistakes are made.

5.) Don’t use being a one man band as a crutch or an excuse. It’s the wave of the future and a great skill to have.

via Deb Wenger

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