Known as a Digital Correspondent at WUSA9 in Washington, Scott Broom is a new breed of electronic journalist whose work is now featured at the Newseum as an example of the dramatic changes occurring in the media business. (View resume)
After 26 years as an Emmy Award winning traditional “coat and tie” TV reporter, he is now tasked with accelerating the television news industry’s shift from traditional broadcasting to high-volume web-based, video, and text communications. He has reported single-handedly in the most challenging environments including from Port au Prince Haiti in the wake of the 2010 earthquake. Scott is an expert in how digital media are changing the local TV news landscape.
“The crew is gone,” Scott explains, “I work alone, shooting and editing my own video. I write and deliver content on all platforms all the time. I file text, video, and photo updates to the Internet throughout the day via wireless broadband. I twitter my followers when anything new occurs to drive traffic. That’s why a lot of old media colleagues call me a “One Man Band.”
By news time on television, here is what viewers see (all videos reported, shot and edited by Scott Broom completely unassisted on same-day deadlines):