I have spent my entire career as a multimedia journalist, or MMJ.
And because of that, I know all too well how little attention and instruction are paid to the position, even as it becomes one of the most prevalent jobs in local TV news.
In the past few years, I have taken major strides to rectify that. I have devoted many entries on this blog towards analyzing the quirks and challenges of the solo life, and this past fall I released a book, The Solo Video Journalist, which serves as a step-by-step guide through the storytelling process for aspiring MMJs.
Now I want to take the next step: this survey.
The MMJ Survey will provide a comprehensive look at how solo video journalists view their jobs, their industry, and themselves. I plan to compile the results and present them on this blog in the next few months.
To participate, fill out the questions below. (NOTE: If using on a mobile device, try this link for better usability.) And for more advice and insights for MMJs — and to be updated when I post the results of this survey — subscribe here to the Telling the Story blog!