Video Journalism for the Web

A Practical Introduction to Documentary Storytelling

As newspapers and broadcast news outlets direct more resources toward online content, print reporters and photojournalists are picking up video cameras and crafting new kinds of stories with their lenses.

Creating multimedia video journalism requires more than simply adapting traditional broadcast techniques: it calls for a new way of thinking about how people engage with the news and with emerging media technologies.

 

In this guide, Kurt Lancaster teaches students and professional journalists how to shoot better video and tell better stories on the web, providing a strong understanding of cinematic storytelling and documentary production so their videos will stand out from the crowd.

"Lancaster's writing, interviews, and real-world examples will give you a great launch pad for advancing your work as a documentary journalist."

Brian Storm, Founder and Executive Producer, MediaStorm, mediastorm.com