Multimedia is pointless without the storytelling

I saw a video on a news site tonight that made me cry.

I'm pretty sure that's never happened to me before.

On the technical end, the production was nothing special. The editing was good, yet nothing out of the ordinary.

But the video told a story-- a touching story about a deaf student on a high school wrestling team.

This is how video is so relevant to us as journalists. Our industry isn't becoming a trade. A videographer is not equal to a journalist. A journalist gets people and tells their stories. And that incredibly powerful asset can't be replaced by a million great flash designers or web developers.

So I'm setting a new goal: To produce a video that makes people cry.

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