All this talk of multimedia journalism that we indulge in is well and good, but it’s often spoken about in theory rather than in practice. From our high-level newsroom posts or our lofty academic tenures, we can dispatch.
Ouch. I hope most of the stuff being dispatched from the ivory towers is a little more practical. But it does highlight the reality gap we know exists out there.
For Bobbies part he offers a few really useful practical things to consider.
- Planning is everything:
- Video is both hard and time consuming
- Audio and stills are easier to integrate into your work:
- You cannot afford technical failure:
- Make sure you know your priorities:
Despite his missgivings, the video is pretty good, and a welcome move towards the kind of content the Guardian should be experimenting with.