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In the UK, Telegraph Media Group says it "plans to bolster its video content online – including supplying journalists with a 'backpack device' to stream content," writesAndrew Pugh for Press Gazette.

On PoynterCraig Silverman examines "How National Geographic Travelerexposes problematic entries in its photo contest."

The Washington Post's new desktop app, The Issue Engineaimed at boosting reader engagement, gets reviewed by Michael Depp on theNetNewsCheck website.

Author

Brian Veseling

Date

2012-09-04 17:37

The New York Times: purveyor of “All The News That’s Fit To Print.” And now, all the news that’s fit to stream too?

A Nieman Lab reports, The Times has struck a licensing agreement with Hulu, making some of its video content available through the popular online streaming service. For the moment, the only Times video that is on offer with Hulu is a documentary about hockey named “Punched Out: The Life and Death of an N.H.L. Enforcer,” but Nieman Lab writes that more content is due to be uploaded soon.  

Author of the article Justin Ellis suggests that putting content on Hulu has both pros and cons for the Times. “On Hulu, a viewer may be more likely to seek a lean-back entertainment and watch a video longer than five minutes,” writes Ellis, “But by putting the videos on Hulu, the Times is also sending eyeballs off their property and adding an intermediary who’ll expect a cut of the ad revenue.”

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-06-04 16:07

By using a combination of breathtaking images, specially curated content and social networking tools, the tablet app for National Geographic magazine does something that not many publications are willing to do, according to minonline: the NG app offers users an experience that is totally different from print magazine-reading.

Unlike many magazines, whose tablet apps consist of digital replicas of their print format, the NG app has a compelling splash page which offers readers just enough content—from stories to videos to photos—without being visually overwhelming, the article said.

“The art of this app is that it doesn’t overwhelm you like the site with a torrent of content. It is highly curated each day to give the user a taste,” the article said. “And this seems to us a novel and thoughtful way to come at the tablet.”

App users also have access to the full NG catalog, searchable by videos, articles, galleries, or featured photos, the article said. 

Author

Gianna Walton

Date

2012-04-13 16:12

The transition from old media to new media hasn't been smooth for newspapers and it's not over yet, but along the way news sites have learned important lessons about serving up video.

Beet.TV spoke to Ann Derry, editorial director for video and television for the New York Times, and Shawn Bender, editorial director for video for the Wall Street Journal Online, about why site visitors hit the Play button on a video.

Continue reading on OnlineVideo.net

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-12-08 09:25

It's news. It's video. It's a streaming tablet product that's this week's #1 free news app in Apple's App Store.

And it's The Wall Street Journal -- founded in 1889.

WSJ Live, launched last week, is a milestone product. It's not Fox News. It's not CNN. It's not New York Times news video. WSJ Live is its own thing, and a model for the news industry.

Continue reading on Nieman Journalism Lab

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-09-26 09:39

Not long ago, some news organizations were beginning to give up on online video. It required significant resources, and it wasn't generating as much revenue or traffic as they had hoped. News organizations that have stuck with it, though, have found that video provides them with a way to advance what they're already doing well, increase time on site, and engage users in ways that traditional narratives can't.

The Miami Herald is one of the media outlets that has had noticeable success with video. Last year, MiamiHerald.com saw about a 25 percent growth in video traffic, making it the second biggest traffic driver behind articles.

Continue reading on Poynter

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-02-04 14:00

Russian-language news site Life News announced it is holding an auction from November 10 to December 31, during which readers have the chance to earn some cash from any original visual content they provide for the outlet, Lenta.ru reported today. Depending on the exclusivity of the videos or the images, individuals may earn anywhere between RUB300 (US$9.6 or €7.1) and RUB1 million ($32,000 or €23,700).

Ashot Gabrelyanov, director of the outlet's publishing house News Media Rus, urged readers not to distribute their photographs or video clips on online hosting sites for free but instead to find a way to make money from them, Lenta.ru said. News Media (which also owns newspapers Zhizn and Tvoi Den, magazine Zhara and online business news portal Marker) frequently embarks on lawsuits against companies that violate authors' rights.

According to Lenta.ru, the publisher is currently suing Google's YouTube service for hosting a video clip that was filmed for Life News by one of the site's correspondents. Gabrelyanov explained that this wasn't the first time that YouTube permits the act and that News Media wasn't going "to tolerate such rudeness anymore."

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-11-16 23:41

The Washington Post and Yahoo News have collaborated to launch "The Fast Fix," a daily video feature starring Chris Cillizza, managing editor of PostPolitics.com and author of the Post's blog The Fix, according to the UpshotBlog on Yahoo News. The video feature will offer analysis on the day's political news in 60 seconds.

While bringing together reader submissions, social media, and Cillizza's own intellectual curiosity to provide better analysis and insights on politics, the co-produced and co-branded video feature will offer nonpartisan political commentary covering the "so what?" and the "now what?" through fast, visually active analysis of both over-reported issues and important but under-reported political topics, according to the press release posted on MarketWatch.com.

Image: MediaBistro.com

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-09-30 20:13

Russian publishing group News Media Rus has found that it can make more money by selling its video content than it can by running online advertising. The group, which also owns daily newspaper Zhizn, newssite Life News and business outlet Marker.ru, announced that all of its images and video content will now used by TV channel NTV, Lenta.ru wrote Monday. According to Vedomosti, the venture began on Sept. 1, and the agreement between the publisher and TV channel will last for a year, with an extension possibilities.

"...it turned out that the direct sale of video can bring more revenue than the promotion of a site and then publish it on its Internet advertising," Sostav.ru reported. Previously, the publisher let news platforms use its content for free, provided that they cite their sources. News Media Rus Operation Director Ashot Gabrelyanov revealed to Vedomosti that on average around 30 video clips were used by TV channels such as REN TV, NTV and government-operated Perviy.

At first, the firm was gathering content for Life News and transmitting them to TV channels in order to promote the site, WebPlanet.ru informed. However, it was predicted that video content could offer significantly higher earnings than Web-based advertising on the site.

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-09-21 21:23

Agence France-Presse has announced that it is to launch the world's first high definition news video service today. AFP is the world's third largest newswire, behind Reuters and the Associated Press, with 2,900 journalists worldwide.

The agency's video wire AFPTV has around 80 news gathering units around the world and distributes 1,000 new videos per month. Today's move to high definition will cover English and French videos, and over the coming weeks it will be expanded to cover those in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, German and Polish.

For more on this story, visit our sister publication, editorsweblog.org.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-09-15 17:36

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