- Volume 6 Issue 8
The purpose of this case study is to understand the characteristics and implication of videojournalist's image expression techniques in the television news programs, comparing with television camera reporter's image expression techniques. Texts chosen in this thesis are 120 programs of KBS2TV 'News Time' which had been on air from July to December in 2005. Shot size, camerawork, shot duration and camera angle of the images were analysed, which had been extracted through the processes of thematic classification. The results of the analysis of thematic classification shows us that videojournalist covered mainly social, economic and cultural news items, almost completely alienated in the fields of hard news as political and health-scientific news items which were very sensitive and influential on the life of the entire people of the nation. The results of the analysis on the characteristics of image expression reveals that videojournalist used one-shot more often than the camera reporter, showing us videojournalist's preference of close news gathering, and videojournalist used following and zooming much more often than camera reporter, showing us videojoumalist's preference of mobile and dynamic cameraworks, and videojournalist used low angles more often than camera reporter, also showing us videojoumalist's preference of candid camera style news gathering.
Television;News;Video Journalist;Camera Reporter;Shot Size;Camerawork