Sean Smith is a full time Videojournalist with The Guardian, the UK newspaper.
He is one of a new breed of journalists who carry their own small digital camera and report on their own.
Last week he won a Royal Television Society award for best news – International. This is particularly noteworthy as Smith works for a newspaper and not a TV network. But as newspapers move to the web and the web moves to video, the distinction between print journalist and video journalist is rapidly vanishing.
Here, I quote from The Guardian itself: Sean Smith, the Guardian’s award-winning war photographer, spent nearly six weeks with the 101st Division of the US army in Iraq. Watch his haunting observational film that explodes the myth around the claims that the Iraqis are preparing to take control of their own country.
Pretty impressive work.. particularly from a newspaper.
Increasingly, I am coming to believe that the future of television news will in fact be found as newspapers move aggressively to re-invent themselves and TV news crews tragically simply talk themselves into irrelevance.
I am indebted to John Naughton for making me aware of this.