April Digital Journalist – Special Video Journalism Issue

aprildjThis month’s Digital Journalist mixes things up a bit- Ken Kobré (of kobreguide.com), took over the reins, and focused on the ever-changing world of video journalism. They lead with a feature by Colin Mulvany, of The Spokesman-Review, From Stills to Video in the Newsroom.

Mulvany writes: “Now is not a time to be timid. Multimedia producers need to stand up and protect video storytelling at their newspapers. In order to stay competitive, publishers will have to refocus their efforts back on their online operations. Newspaper Web sites will not flourish if the content is just repurposed from their print products. Multimedia, in the form of Web-only video, audio slideshows, and photo galleries, is most successful when it is integrated with text. This powerful combination gives newspaper online viewers far more depth and context than they can get from any other media.”

This issue also includes several great columns, including 10 Tips for Dramatically Improving Your Videojournalism Stories, an interview with Lucy Nicholson about  One Man Brand (a piece she collaborated on at a MediaStorm workshop), and an article by Nicole Shea of the AARP Bulletin about Institutional Videojournalism– looking at how video is and can be used on organization and association websites, such as AARP.  There’s a lot to read in this issue, you won’t want to miss it!