How to Make a TV News Resume Tape If you want to work on camera in TV news, then you need a resume tape. Basically it is a sampling of your on-camera work. How you put it together and what you put on it often can make the difference between being hired or not. Here's exactly what news directors want to see on a resume tape and how to put it together. Instructions Difficulty: Moderate Things You’ll Need: • Video camera Tripod Microphone Computer Editing equipment DVD or VHS tape DVD...Read Full Story
We are entering a new era in journalism. The future belongs to the citizen journalist. Newspapers are shutting down all over the country. TV stations are downsizing or getting rid of news altogether. Magazines subscriptions are dwindling. Each of us now has unprecedented access to a worldwide audience through the internet. Anyone can write an article or shoot a video and have it viewed around the planet instantly. No longer does an affluent elite hold the reigns to the flow of information. A...Read Full Story
The devastating May 12th earthquake in China's Sichuan province and multiple aftershocks has many investors wondering how the disaster will impact investments in the Asian country. The death toll is now at more than 62 thousand. Government estimates say the final death toll may exceed 80 thousand. Hundreds of thousands of people are homeless and infrastructure is in shambles. If this was just about any other country the economic impact would be paralyzing. However this is China and Sichuan is...Read Full Story
by Kent NinomiyaWe are in trouble. Really, really big trouble. Monster trouble that few of us think much about. It's all about oil. That stuff that used to shoot out of the ground is getting harder and harder to find, pump and refine while the demand increases by the day. Most people glaze over when the subject is raised. Our "oil culture" has been around all our lives. Since the 1970's we've been inundated with stories of gloom and doom, yet the oil still flows. Sure we pay more for gas and...Read Full Story
by Kent NinomiyaA 5.4 magnitude earthquake shakes the Midwest and you would think the Earth opened up and swallowed it whole. First of all, a 5.4 isn't that big. Yes, you can feel it and it might knock a few books off the shelf, but there were no deaths, injuries or damage of any consequence. That didn't stop local and national media from screaming that the sky was falling. There was wall to wall live coverage and non stop interviews of people saying it woke them up and they felt it. So...Read Full Story
Kent Ninomiya is a writer and journalist with 20 years experience as a TV news anchor, reporter and executive.