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Shooting video at the newspaper

Cade White has posted his second report about the photographers at the Dallas Morning News:

Photojournalists at the Morning News are not being asked to carry and shoot with two cameras on a single assignment. Nor are they being asked to hang up their Mark-IIs for the Z1U. The tool used is the one that’s best for the story. The assignments can come through a variety of channels, but they will typically come out of a collaborative effort between the photojournalist and photo editors. A couple of the more senior video shooters, for example, keep a close watch on the editorial assignment grid looking for story and photo assignments which might produce good video. … photojournalist Ron Baselice [told me] he had a still assignment that very morning and a video assignment in the afternoon.

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