Behind The Camera

On a frosty January morning this year, Tori Yorgey was reporting on water main breaks for WSAZ NewsChannel 3 in West Virginia, when she was hit by a car on live television. Yorgey was taken to a hospital to be checked out and suffered no lasting injuries, but the incident highlighted just how dangerous the job of a solo video journalist is.

Dos and Don’ts

Mike LaPointe darts back in from the cold, flexing his fingers to warm them up as he sits down to write. One hour inside, then back out to report some more. He pens just 100 words, then goes back to covering the story occupying the heart of Ottawa—the trucker protests.