Toward a Taxonomy of News Video

SAGE Publications
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Journal Article
Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2022, 78, (1), pp. 53-68
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News video is a complicated medium for journalism students to grasp. It is bounded by its own set of conventions, some of which are drawn from film theory and others from pragmatic considerations in under-resourced newsrooms. Although video production is increasingly a required skill for students graduating from journalism programs, there is a dearth of resources for undergraduate students interested in understanding why certain kinds of videos work better in some settings than others. This paper aims to develop a taxonomy of news video communication designed to help students further their understanding of the nuances, challenges, and strengths of video as a tool for today’s multimedia-savvy journalist.
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