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    New Communication Faculty Bring Fresh Perspectives

    AU welcomes two new professors from the fields of risk communication and science journalism this fall.
    March 31, 2010

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    Challenges

    The amount of time it takes to create and process good video and the additional time required when a journalist works alone is a major source of conflict in many newsrooms.
    March 31, 2010

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    Best Use of Backpack Journalism

    Almost all broadcast operations and many newspaper websites are using some variation of the backpack journalism method. To do it well, takes a fundamental understanding of the kinds of stories that are best told this way.
    March 31, 2010

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    Role of Technology

    Technology has made backpack journalism possible. Innovations such as tiny, high-definition video cameras; WIFI-enabled laptops; satellite phones that can transmit digital video files are all necessary tools.
    March 31, 2010

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    Growth in Video Consumption

    The initial success of YouTube, the mother lode of online video, has fueled hopes among newspaper executives that video can drive consumers to websites. Their optimism is well-founded.
    March 31, 2010

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    The Role of the Backpack Journalism Project

    Most backpack journalists start as reporters or photographers and are skilled at using either words or visuals to tell a story. Backpack journalism requires that they know how to do both.
    March 31, 2010