Roadkill Grill and Mormon missionaries | Best of Post Video
Investing a bit of time into the shorter feature stories we’re assigned is always a blessing. Being a videojournalist at the Post basically means you are a general assignment reporter, going from the news desk, to investigative, to feature—occasionally all in one week! Feature stories can fall under any department though, and the best are those that we get a nice chunk of time to sink our teeth into the project and really devote to it. Here are a batch of videos from a wide variety of assignments that the video team got to have a lot of creative control on:
Washington Post columnist John Kelly investigates where the meat comes from at the annual Roadkill Cook-off and Autumn Harvest Festival in Marlinton, W.Va.
Go behind the scenes with Elders David Liew and Gregg Karren, Mormon missionaries, as they spread the word of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
The Washington Post’s Sarah Kaufman says Newt Gingrich has the ability to be both arrogant and graceful during debates, and his stage presence is winning over potential voters.
The Washington Post’s Nick Miroff reports on the threat of Mexican drug cartels to Central America’s least-populated country.
Princess Martinez was born and raised in south Texas. She and her six daughters are U.S. citizens, but her husband is not. Last year, he was deported, and the whole family moved just south of the border to Mexico. Then, the family faced an increasingly common dilemma: where to educate U.S. citizen children after a non-citizen parent is deported.
The Wanda Alston House in Northeast is a transitional housing space for homeless gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth between ages 16 and 24. Residents can live in the house, which is run by the nonprofit Transgender Health Empowerment, for up to 18 months while they attend school and get jobs. Sarah Feliciano, who has lived in the Wanda Alston House since March, is a transgender female who became homeless after her mother rejected her decision to live as a woman.
The Washington Post’s Jen Chaney looks back on the early years of MTV, which celebrated 30 years of being on air in August, and talks about how the music-focused network sped up our culture.