While local TV stations agonize over whether to train and field a few VJs, Davina McHenry, a print reporter with The Bakersfield Californian, writes that the local newspaper!! has already trained and equipped 20 of their print journalists and 5 of their photogs with video cameras to shoot video stories for the website. She writes that they also have a full-time videographer and multimedia producer (job vacant) who also shoots and edits.
That means that the local paper (!!) is putting 26 cameras on the streets of Bakersfield every day – far more (I am sure) than the local TV stations currently do!! Local news stations, please take note. As all media move to the web, the local paper is your direct video competitor – and doing a much better job.