Does this answer your question?
The “VJ” question ultimately comes down to one of quality.
Recently at RTNDA, news directors raised this question. Gary Brown, ND from KTGV aired this piece. That was pretty much the end of the discussion.
This piece was shot, written, reported, edited, scripted and produced by Kyle Majors, Digital Correspondent (as they call VJs in San Diego) for KGTV. He was a former cameraman who made the leap to reporter. This was done on a one-day turn.
The piece speaks for itself, and pretty much answers any questions anyone should have in the future about ‘quality’. This is as professional in its shooting, scripting, writing, editing and delivery as anything on news, local or otherwise, anywhere in the country. And we are just at the beginning. As more and more people do this, the quality is only going to get better.
The cameras get smaller, better and cheaper; the edits get smaller, better and cheaper and the number of people who can delivery this quality work will only increase.
Now, can you spell ‘inevitable’?