The journalism industry is having a bit of a hard time these last couple of decades, you may have heard. And the main way the journalism industry has responded to the crisis in the journalism industry is bydramatically lowering the qualityof the journalism industry's primary product, which is journalism. Here, in a brilliant video by some random AP person (probably a stringer?) in the Los Angeles foothills, is perhaps the most damning indictment of the current ridiculous requirement that all random news reporters also shoot some incredibly crappy, boring video to make sure
I&rsquo;m mildly amused by the schmuck reporter that gets sent to report on a hurricane and they film him trying to stand in the 50 mph or more wind gusts while he&rsquo;s attempting to yell above the noise. I figure this is the guy that everyone in the office hates and their placing bets whether he comes out of it alive, decapitated by a stop sign or simply blown into the sea.
Would you like some pictures of snow? Lots and lots of snow?
That&#039;s a B-roll we can always use in any rain-related story. Kind of like Fox News using shots of 100s of 1,000s of people on the Mall when the real story only involves about 10,000.