A Video Journalist, or what is commonly known as an MMJ (Multi-Media Journalist) is a position in which a journalist acts as a reporter, photographer and editor all in one. I shoot, write and edit all of my own stories all while racing against the clock! Anyone who has never been around the business may not realize how much work goes into getting one story on the air; reporters may appear poised on TV, but most days it’s chaotic and we feel like chickens with our heads cut off –chasing down interviews all over town. Despite the craziness, Lansing is definitely an exciting and dynamic place to be a VJ because though it’s not the biggest or most populated city, there is so much happening and such a diverse group of people who live and work here –it seems there is never a dull moment. I might interview the governor at the capital, swing by MSU to talk to tailgaters, and head to St. Johns for a farming story all in a week!
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