How a former (and unemployed) newspaper sports reporter could make $500,000 a year by moving to video. (And anyone else could too!)
Posted December 04, 2015
Last week, I wrote a blog about Jeff Bradley a sportswriter who had lost his job at The Star Ledger newspaper.
I suggested that Jeff should take is considerable journalism skills and convert them to video - a profession with many more
opportunities than print.
The blog got lots of responses, and not a few questioning whether this was possible. Video skills aside, sports venues are
mostly locked up under broadcast contracts.
I said there was ‘plenty of room at the bottom’ - local sports, high school, tennis, track and field and so on.
A few readers and tweeters responded that it was not possible to make match what Bradley was making before by making videos
about local sports heroes.
At TheVJ.com, we felt otherwise, and so we produced this explanatory video along with a sample show.
As it is Christmas, we are offering this idea to anyone who wants to take the ball and run with it (to use a sports metaphor),
and should you accept the challenge, we will be happy to help out.