is an advance on television news production - a shift
away from the predictable appproach television has
stuck to doggedly since its inception.
It is next generation television: story telling in
which you are not be bound by the many constraints
of traditional news production.
As a movement the form merges a graphical and photojournalistic
stanza; a poster cover depiction of the moving image,
where each shot matters, each shot counts.
If Capa lived to capture images on light weight,
hi-tech cameras, he'd be the classic videojournalist
and his dictum that if you're not close enough you
haven't got the shot would still count.
Vloggers, video bloggers will undoubtedly rule the
net. Their short, sometimes idiosyncratic productions
well suited for a medium where time is compressed
and users' attention spans shortened.
Videojournalism is a sibbling of video blogging and
It's a low entry, affordable and highly versatile
discipline - which will not only alllow you to compete
with television, but beat it.
The first videojournalism station in the UK in 1994,
which this author worked for, created