Live video streaming if the future of newspapers videos online, according to Charles de Vroede, deputy chief editor of Dutch newspaper de Telegraaf.
"I believe the future is in live streaming - for me live streaming is the missing link between newsgathering and newswriting."
De Vroede's comments come just after YouTube announced it would be implementing live video streaming within the end of the year.
According to him, other video formats lack immediacy. De Telegraaf staff is already using cameras with live streaming capability, in order to cover entertainment news stories.
"News videos online quickly become very old. For a newspaper in print that's not a problem, because everything is a day old. Being on the web as a newspaper means instantaneous news and this will happen for video," said de Vroede.
Baz Broekhuizen, editor of Volkskrant TV (competitor to de Telegraaf), disagreed with de Vroede. At this point, live video news is too expensive for newspaper sites to produce, and they produce little or no long-tail effect.
According to Broekhuizen, newspaper videos shouldn't aim to compete with television broadcasters. It should instead focus on video formats that have a longer-term appeal than breaking news items.