Training reporters to create video

Reporters at The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and the Washington Post are being trained to produce online video as part of online strategies.

In an interview on, WSJ deputy managing editor Alan Murray said:

“The idea is we have a large staff of reporters who get to  do a lot of interesting things and go lot of interesting places that most people can’t go to. And by putting video cameras in their hands we have another way for them to tell their stories…It’s a little different than the strategy that some other news organizations are using where they hire videographers to go out and create nice, discreet video stories. We’re trying to integrate it with our reporting.”

And in this video interview, assistant managing editor for news video at, Chet Rhodes, said 185 WaPo staffers have been trained to use video cameras.