A source tells us that while the specialized video team is now smaller, WaPo has more journos producing video than ever – “with the integration, the organization is moving into a multimedia mode across the newsroom.”
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WaPo Mexico Bureau Chief William Booth and Emmy Award-winning video producer Travis Fox will post stories and video interviews as they crisscross the boarder from El Paso/Ciudad Juarez to San Diego/Tijuana and talk with a variety of people from ordinary area residents to U.S. Border Patrol Agents in “Journey Along the Border.” Their accounts from the week-and-a-half trip will be available here.
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Good morning Washington.
From Al’s Morning Meeting:
The Washington Post’s Travis Fox has done it again. Travis is a backpack journalist who travels the world documenting stories with video for the Post’s Web site. He is just home from Darfur, and the work he brought home with him may be his best yet.
I’m dedicating today’s column to this work for three reasons. First, newspaper folks want to learn how to do online multimedia. Second, even the most experienced TV folks can benefit from watching Travis’ video. And finally, the educators and students who read this column daily will learn a ton.
If you are pressed for time, just watch the opening story.
This is a story that utilizes silence and quiet moments to teach us something about what life is like in a refugee camp. I especially like the way Travis uses the shots of barren soil to transition from character to character. And his use of natural light is nothing short of spectacular.
Read the rest here.