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A day in the life of the press corps

X_nn_whitehouse_vlog_070201standardCovering the President of the United States is a high-profile, coveted job at every news organization. But as NBC News cameraman Jim Long shows you in this vlog, it's not exactly gourmet meals aboard Air Force One.

Click here or on the image to watch Jim's vlog, shot on Jan. 25 during President Bush's trip to Kansas City.

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OMG -- this is so cool!!!

Thanks for the peak behind the curtain, Jim! I hope your employer appreciates your innovation and verve.

Chuck, you are truly a pioneer in the video blogging world and you're doing great work at Minnesota Stories. It's an honor to get a hat tip from you!

I loved this! Great job sharing behind-the-scenes moments Jim. I look forward to more?

@johnny goldstein - I'm looking for an email contact on your web site (which is fabulously cool by the way) to say hi! We should connect if you're in DC. I'll leave comments in one of your posts

Nicely done. I was interested in seeing the behind the scenes action (and inaction). The voice over works great to tie it all together. Looking forward to the next one.

Jim are THE man!!!
Thanks for taking the time to show what we do every day....

what a great spot - and John Yang must be the youngest old hand in the biz!

That was great. John Yang is my favorite correspondent, without doubt. Great to see he is with NBC.

What a great video! It's wonderful to see what goes on the behind the scenes on a story. Thanks Brian Williams for your vlog. It's the technical professionals who really get the word out to the public. Camera professionals like Jim Long give us the picture that is so often the only part of a TV report that some people view. Pictures say a thousand words. Jim Long is aa great asset for NBC News.

Thank you and everyone else for the supportive comments. This was a bit of an experiment - a proof-of-concept perhaps. So far, it seems to be well received. Fortunately, Gena, the camera i shot the spot with was a little Canon Powershot still camera that does small video files.

I understand how you might find it odd to apply such resources to an event of "limited information" So do the bean-counters. FWIW it was just such a camera-ready event that the President was attending when planes hit the Twin Towers.

I think it was cool of you to do this - I hope your shooting camera wasn't as heavy as your day job camera and tripod.

Still strikes me strange to go to all this effort for a staged limited information event. But like you said anything could happen and you have to be ready for it.

Welcome to the vlog side.

That was a pretty cool vlog. I emailed my friends and told them to check it out. They all thought that it was pretty cool too. I didn’t even know that NBC got into vlogging. Good job!

The video is smart. Funny seeing that big camera still being used. The only crappy thing is that MSN video player that MSNBC uses. Not a nice interface.

This is great Jim. Reminded me of how physically grueling network news work really is. No wonder I love blogging so much! Make sure Mr. Jarvis sees it. (I wonder how much early rising to catch the press plane he's ever really done...)

Is there a seat on there for bloggers now?

This piece is great! At the risk of sounding like a fortune cookie, this Jim Long fellow will find great fortune in the vlogging field should he pursue it!

New media give the small screen a new lease on life, and Jim Long provides a new texture to video verite`, undermining the hegemonic discourses of old media with the Rabelaisian carnivalesque. This intrepid, forward-thinking media disruptor deserves a HUGE raise from NBC.

Mom,Danny and I watched, laughed and thought you and your piece rocked!

I love this video!!!
That s so interresting! it s like we are travelling with u!!!
You just show people the reality!
Thanks for this great Job!!!

Jim Long did a great job on this videblog. It really brought me into the moment, and I got a sense of what goes on behind the scenes of the crew covering the news. This kind of journalism really helps break apart the barriers and makes people remember that the news is brought to you by, wait for it, people.

Thanks Jim. That was fun--at least for us!

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