The Solo Video Journalist: Doing It All and Doing It Well in TV Multimedia Journalism

2nd Edition

Matt Pearl

June 15, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 216 Pages - 53 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367436216 - CAT# 336273

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The Solo Video Journalist, now in its second edition, offers a comprehensive overview of the solo video reporting process from start to finish.

Drawing from years of professional experience in the field, the author covers all aspects of multimedia journalism, from planning for a segment, to dressing appropriately for multiple roles, to conducting interviews and editing. The book contains interviews with more than a dozen top storytellers from around the United States and offers practical advice for how to succeed in a growing media field. New to this edition are Career Chronicles; chapters that detail the career paths possible for modern journalists; and a fully updated chapter on the importance of building a digital and social media presence.

This book is an excellent resource for students learning skills in broadcast, multimedia, backpack, and television journalism, as well as for early-career professional looking for a back-pocket resource in solo video journalism.


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