We might be hurtling ever forward into a future of digital possibilities but sometimes the old advice is still the best. It’s why print journalists are taught Orwell’s five rules for effective writing, published in 1946, and also why video journalist Cyndy Green chose to highlight the unearthed ‘hints to newsfilm cameramen’ by Paul Desdemaines Hugon, news editor at Pathé News, from 1916.
She offers some of the best snippets of advice, as well as linking to where the full transcript first appeared on the web, but you could probably skip the bit about sending a telegram to the editor once the negatives are shipped.
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