Digital News Research is a new phenomenon


Like Digital Correspondents of a TV channel (they write report for their website,write blogs,click pictures, shoot videos for their online edition.They also tape their stories,report for the TV

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station and also do the package),Digital News Research is also a new phenomenon.Digital News Researchers help reporters to develop their stories,work closely with producers.They maintain their own data bank and subscription based online archives.They are not at all dependent on search engines like Google.Meta search engines are more preferable to them.They should have the ability to provide background checks for the reporters in the field.News researchers have their own source.They don’t get enough credit but as information junkies they enjoy their work.
As a digital researcher for local TV station, you can not and should not expect to get ready made information from the net.They don’t think that they are knowledgeable persons but they only know how to provide quick,authentic information.Experts believe that we should believe in the mission of journalism.We are not here to merely make a living.
To cover sensitive stories such as someone who lost loved ones, Digital correspondents avoid usual equipments such as tripods and lighting instruments. So that, subjects can forget about camera’s presence.According to experts,to shoot in the environment friendly situation, subjects can express themselves naturally. Don’t ever shoot anybody without his or her permission when the person whose visuals we want to take is not a public figure, an ordinary person.

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About shanthanubh

A calcutta(India)based Independent newsresearcher and Investigative reporter.He has been working as a journalist for more than 15 years.He had worked as a news researcher for various news based programs in Calcutta.Shanthanu considers Deborah Potter and Theressha Collington Moore as his mentor because in his early days of journalism carrier, he was inspired and motivited by their works and learnt a lot from them about media ethics and news research.Though,a news researcher don't get enough credit for his job,he sticks to it.He believes that as journalists we should follow the jounalism mantra that if your mother says she loves you, check it out.we work as a store clerk.we believe that facts are more important than adjectives.Earlier,he also worked as a private investigator to brush up his skill as an Investigative Reporter.

Posted on December 21, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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