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Feature and Narrative Storytelling for Multimedia Journalists by Duy Linh Tu

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Chapter 2The Elements of Video

This is not TV

When I started my journalism career, the roles and job descriptions of journalists were clear. Writers wrote for newspapers and magazines, radio producers produced radio, and video people worked on local TV or at the networks. The concept of the multimedia journalist had not yet been born. These days, journalists are required to write, shoot photos, analyze data, create graphics, and produce video as regular functions of their jobs.

For as much as the job descriptions of journalists have changed, the style in which video content is produced at many publications has not. Only recently have papers such as the Washington Post begun to think of producing video specifically for a Web audience, rather ...

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