The future, video journalism and you

Here’s a story from The New York Times a few weeks ago about some of those “some day” changes that are taking place.

CNN announced on Tuesday that it would assign journalists to 10 cities across the United States, a move that would double the number of domestic cities where the cable news network has outposts.

But in a reflection of the way television networks are reinventing the way they gather news, the journalists will not work from expensive bureaus — rather, they will borrow office space from local news organizations and use laptops to file articles for the Internet and TV. When news happens, they will use Internet connections and cellphone cameras to report live.

You’re going to be asked to know more, learn more and do more when you leave Samford than you might have imagined. We went to help prepare you while you’re here, and encourage you to take a very active role at The Samford Crimson.


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