New Directions, New Challenges
Edited By Stephen Cushion and Richard Sambrook
Chapter 18: Producing News in the Moment: Video Journalism in an Increasingly Converged 24/7 Media Environment
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Producing News in the Moment: Video Journalism in an Increasingly Converged 24/7 Media Environment
MARY ANGELA BOCK
“You can’t go back.” That was one of the things a major newspaper reporter, who was experimenting with video journalism and largely enjoying the endeavor, said was one of his biggest challenges. When he was writing a story, if he had another question, he could always call the source and ask another question. With video, he had to get everything the first time, because returning to the moment was generally impossible. In the world of the 24-hour news cycle, there is simply no time for going back.1
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