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Webisode 5 - Waiting

In this installment, tempers threaten to boil over as the News On The Line team wait nervously for Hopper and Fountain to bring the tape of their coverage of the immigration raid.

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Learning About Telling Stories From Music Videos

The Not On The Wires blog, peopled by a group of young multimedia reporters, comments on the way storytelling in a now-famous music video can inform how modern journalists do their jobs.

when I heard that Gaga’s latest video was directed by a Steven Klein, a leading photojournalist, I couldn’t wait to see how this photojournalistic approach to composition and style would translate into the moving images of a music video.

Alejandro is 8:43 of painstakingly lit shooting. It may not be to your musical tastes, but there’s no denying the magnetic appeal of this carefully composed and considered piece of video:

To start with, consider the first two minutes of the video carefully. No words are uttered, and yet as a viewer you’re still experiencing “a story”.

The post goes on to say "photojournalism is more about creating a moment, a situation, an experience inside an image. These moments can often be staged, just like a film, in order to convey the artist’s vision."

Exactly. Fiction in order to tell Fact.

Stan of News On The Line would love this idea. Yeah, let's jazz it up. Put on your M-16 bustiers, people.

Interview #3: Steev Hise

In this clip you'll see Steev wearing his best guayabera and that he just can't stop being a director, even to the person interviewing him. He also talks about the concepts behind the Truth On The Line project, what its goals are, and why he's doing it.

Meta TV News Story

In the category of inspiring stuff that resonates with some of the questions and ideas TOTL will be tackling, here's a brilliant and clever meta-take on the trite and cliched tropes common to many TV news stories:

(via the excellent blog Sociological Images )

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