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10 The Role of the TV Journalist

Nothing throughout Europe is more controversial in TV journalism than the appropriate role of the journalist. How much, how often should the journalist be seen and heard? Does the presence of the TV reporter enhance the story? Or are they unwanted distractions?

On Camera, in Your Face!

In the USA and the UK, the TV journalist is a magnet for viewers and their extraordinary salaries reflect this. If you are an Anglo-American TV journalist and you’re not “good on camera,” you’re given a behind-the-scenes-job with considerably less pay.

In Denmark, the traditional opinion is that the TV journalist should be invisible, ...

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