Who It's For:
It’s debatable whether or not vloggers are journalists. Vlogger Josh Wolf went to jail over the issue.
But whatever the distinctions, anyone can record journalistic type content and post it on a vlog. Watch out that you don’t violate the law or any copyrights, and you should stay out of trouble.
Interviews with local figures, footage from local events, community profiles and public meetings are all newsworthy stories that could be promoted on a journalism video blog.
- A career boost: If you’re hoping for a career as a video journalist, a journalism vlog can help you get started. You’ll create videos that will impress potential employers, or that you can sell to TV networks and web sites to launch a freelance career.
- Community connections: Many communities don’t have a strong local media presence. If you create an enticing vlog you’ll give neighbors and townspeople a place to connect and stay informed.
- The dollar potential: If you create a vlog that’s attractive to local users, you may be able to attract local advertisers to support your work.
- Accept contributions: Consider accepting video submissions from other aspiring video journalists. It’s an easy way to add content to your site and build your audience.
- Watch the line: If you want to be taken seriously as a journalist, you need to act like a serious journalist. Try to stick to the facts, and put an editorial disclaimer on opinion-based videos.