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It is a truth near-universally acknowledged, that a news organisation in possession of a reputable but costly print heritage must be in want of an effective online video strategy.

After all, audience eyes and advertising dollars are increasingly gravitating toward YouTubelast month in the U.S. more than 180 million people watched 33 billion videos, according to the comScore’s Online Video Rankings, and video advertising had its best month on record, with U.S. Internet users watching 11 billion video ads.


Emma Knight


2012-07-24 18:45

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ITV News has launched a new website with a focus on real time breaking news and analysis, the TV network announced. It has been rolled out in beta just in time for the UK Budget 2012 announcement on Wednesday, a press release said, and is part of an effort to put digital “at the heart of ITV’s news operation.”

A stream of rolling stories, updated to the minute, dominates the homepage. This offers ‘the very latest developments,’ said a video about the new design, and features short updates, text stories, photos, videos, and blogs. It echoes the traditional reverse-chronological order of a blog in its appearance.

Although ITV has consequently turned a way from a homepage structure dictated by what the editors feel is most important, there is a list of major stories along the left side of the page. Clicking on one of these filters the stream to offer just news about that story.

At the very top of the page you can switch to news filtered by region or topic and a top news section just below this shows you the ‘best’ on the site right now. Users can share everything on Facebook or Twitter, and the new site is optimized for use on mobiles and tablets as well as websites.


Emma Goodman


2012-03-20 18:04


There's no doubt that social media has made its mark on journalism. Just think of the way that the news of Steve Jobs' death spread rapidly around the world.

These changes haven't just changed the way we read newspapers. They've also profoundly altered our relationship with television.

This was the subject of a talk given by Mike Proulx, co-author of the book Social TV, at "Les Nouvelle Pratiques du Journalisme" conference at Sciences Po, Paris, hosted in collaboration with Columbia Journalism School.

Proulx listed the four areas of broadcast news that have been affected by Twitter.

Breaking news.

All sorts of news is broken now on Twitter, from the earthquake on the US East Coast this August, to the fact that Billy Crystal was to replace Eddie Murphy as the host of this year's Oscars. The fact that news breaks on Twitter profoundly affects the way journalists work: many reporters monitor trending topics on to see what's happening, for example. They also mine social networks for information, pictures and videos about new stories. The famous photo of the jet which landed in the Hudson River was originally a twitpic.

Finding sources.



Hannah Vinter


2011-12-02 17:03

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