Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The Future Ain't What It Used To Be

Now that they have their labor woes behind them, WRGB is hiring. This from the Sunday TU:
Video Journalist WRGB-TV in Albany, New York is looking for a full-time video journalist. Duties include reporting and shooting and editing videotape for newscasts. We're looking for a creative storyteller with the ability to develop sources and enterprise information.
This video journalist business evolved as a way to break up the traditional reporter/photog team and put more newsgathering power on the street ---and at WRGB, it's not a union position. This will make CBS 6 the first network affiliate in the market to go with VJs; CapitalNews 9 has done so since signing on.

There are a lot of photogs that will never be reporters, and reporters I can't quite see dragging a camera around, but at the end of the day, which skill do you think will remain most valuable?