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The Solo Video Journalist: Doing It All and Doing It Well in TV Multimedia Journalism 1st Edition
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"What Matt Pearl does on a daily basis as Solo Video Journalist is difficult on many, many levels. However, this book strips each level down to its roots and makes learning his craft very easy to understand. It’s inspirational. This needs to be the first textbook for any aspiring television news journalist. Then we veterans need to pick it up whenever we feel we’re missing a step or two."
- Joe Little, Solo Video Journalist, KGTV, San Diego
About the Author
Matt Pearl has worked in local television news for more than a decade and is regarded as one of the top multimedia journalists in the country. He received his degree at Northwestern University with a B.S. In Journalism and has since gone on to win numerous awards for his work, including a number of regional Emmys. Currently, he is a news reporter for WXIA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia, a position he has held since 2009. He has worked at various news stations and spoken at conferences about being a multimedia journalist. He has been named multiple times the national Solo Video Journalist of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA).
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This book not only includes valuable tips on juggling day-to-day responsibilities, but you'll also find valuable advice on overall career success scattered throughout.
I can't wait to take the lessons from this book and use them to thrive as a solo journalist. I'm sure others will also find this book as a guide to working as an MMJ.
I was addicted to this book. It was truly a pleasure to get insight from award-winning journalists from all over the country about the parts of their craft they are particularly experts in. This book introduced me to some of these journalists I was not yet familiar with. I was able to not only learn from their insight in the book but also by seeing their videos and reports on Facebook and their station’s website.
I have incorporated several things in my daily work grind for this book, “establishing b-roll situations”, getting to know about your interview subject before you arrive at the interview, putting your mic as close to where the sound is coming from as possible, having a second interview with the person while shooting b-roll, and using your drive back to the station for writing the story in your head as opposed to listening to the radio.
This book really pushed me and inspired me to dream big and set high expectations for yousf, like try to use at least one or two nat pops in every story.
This book was a pleasure to read and helped me a lot!
Disclosure -- I am one of the journalists interviewed for the chapter on writing. I am not receiving any financial benefits from the publisher or author and purchased my own copy.