Tag: Stand-ups

Loving the MMJ life

Joe Little is an MMJ by choice and loves working alone. He shoots, edits, and does his own live shots from the field for KGTV in San Diego, California. He even produces his own graphics. “There is nothing a traditional…

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How safe are live shots?

The murder of two young TV journalists while they were on the air live has unsettled many newsrooms and classrooms. Reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were shot to death by a former reporter at their station in Roanoke, Virginia. He…

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Better TV stand-ups in a box

Shooting compelling solo stand-ups is a challenge — especially if you are new to TV news. Joshua Davidsburg is a TV reporter himself, now teaching broadcast journalism at the University of Maryland. He created a unique online video module with…

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How to get better video when you’re working solo

“TV is a visual medium, so you have to have good pictures.” Steve Phillips is a veteran solo journalist for WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Miss., and though his quote may seem obvious, too many TV journalists — especially those working alone…

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Improving your reporter stand-ups

Few things get ridiculed more than the cheesy TV reporter stand-up, but the fact is, stand-ups can play an important role in storytelling. Professor Dana Rosengard has been teaching young journalists how to create better stand-ups for years.  Here are…

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A better TV reporter resume reel

If you’re one of the thousands of journalism graduates looking for an on-air job in TV news right now, this post is for you. By now you’ve probably put together your resume reel and posted it on YouTube or elsewhere…

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Tips from a prize-winning solo video journalist

Working alone in the field can be a challenge, but it’s a challenge that Michelle Michael has mastered. Since 2003, she’s been shooting, writing and editing her own stories for the US Armed Forces Network. This year, she won the…

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