The job of a newspaper reporter is to go out into the community, gather stories and put them in people’s homes. They used to work only in text and stills. Now we add video.
Today, we start our first day of our first VJ bootcamp at the Newark Star Ledger, the 15th biggest newspaper in the US.
Anyone can learn to make video. But here at the Star Ledger we’re dealing with journalists with years of reporting and storytelling experience. This isn’t about making Hilton hotel videos about how fluffy the towels are. Pretty much any idiot can do that. This is real news and journalism. Newark is a gritty town – a reporter’s dream. And for years, the Star Ledger has been the number one paper in the State. Pretty soon it’s gonna be the number one TV network as well. Without conventional ‘crews’. (But then again, why would you?)