Even with newspaper video, the reruns can be better. Some fascinating discussion on low-end vs high-end video (does there have to be a versus?).
I think this is an important discussion. Newspapers have a disruptive opportunity with video that shouldn't be overlooked by anyone developing Internet strategies for newspapers. Should we be as passionate about producing good online video as Angela Grant and others? Sure. There's room for both.
The latest reruns on the newspaper video debate (Updated):
- Craig Rubens: Essay: Internet Killed the Newspaper Baron
- Howard Owens: There’s still no evidence that ‘big and huge’ is the right video strategy
- William M. Hartnett: When it comes to newspaper video, focus on the bigger picture
- Ryan Sholin: Why shoot newspaper video?
- Angela Grant: One-hour production time is unrealistic
- Howard Owens: Key points in a disruptive newspaper video strategy
- Patrick Thornton: Video does not equal new media
But let me add another wrinkle to this screen grab on the state of newspaper video.
Where do we get the most views? YouTube!
Maybe others have a different experience. But that says something about the power of distribution. Whoever gets the distribution, wins. That's one reason why lots of video now makes sense, but finding the right avenues for it to reach the audience that wants it is critical.
It will take more than putting video on a newspaper dot com Web site whether it is low-end on-the-scene video or a piece that took days to produce.