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“The change in the industry right now is the most dramatic I've ever seen... Virtually every paper in the country is, if not diving head first, at least dipping [its] toes into video,” said videographer Chuck Fadley to the American Journalism Review.

That was nearly four years ago; it is now safe to say they are doing canon balls.

The New York Times, which started including videos with digital news stories seven years ago, now produces approximately 120 videos per month, and streams two live shows to its website every business day. The Wall Street Journal, which began shooting video more than three years ago, now produces about 50 clips per day, as well as nine live shows from around the globe. Meanwhile, the U.S. edition of the Huffington Post has recently unveiled HuffPost Live, a plan to stream live video to its website for 12 hours five days a week beginning on August 13.

Logically enough, the news content is attracted by the prospect of advertising revenue.


Emma Knight


2012-07-23 15:03

ICANN, the non-profit organisation responsible for controlling the Internet address system, has released the names of everyone who has applied for new domains, which have become available as part of a program designed to increase competition online.

ICANN writes that, although there are currently hundreds of country-specific domains being used, there are just 22 “generics” in operation, such as .com or .org.

This is changing now, as ICANN called for applications for new domains earlier this year. Reuters describes the initiative as a push to “break the near-monopoly of the .com top-level domain.”

When the chance to apply closed at the end of May, a total of 1,930 applications had been received. ICANN has now released the names of the bidders, which include several new organisations. As Poynter reports, the Guardian, the BBC, HBO and FOX are just some of the media companies that have applied for the new domains.


Hannah Vinter


2012-06-14 17:54

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