We've banged away here in some large measure about multimedia and how platforms such as video and audio impact on how we make a point.-- could rather than do make a point.
If you are interested in this topic and want to quickly skill up, Adam Westbrook is offering a free to download e-book on multimedia journalism. And the tips and wherewithall about tech skills shared aint half bad.
Westbrook advances a business model but he nonetheless captures the gist of what' sat stake when he writes:
the journalist of the future is a reporter, a video journalist, a photo-journalist, audio journalist and interactive designer, all-in-one. They shoot and edit films, audio slideshows, podcasts, vodcasts, blogs, and longer articles. They may have one specialism out of those, but can go somewhere and cover a story in a multitude of platforms.