[The IDF's] live-tweeting its assault on Hamas may well be the most meaningful change in our consumption of war in over 20 years. This is something new. (more...)
“We certainly see strong demand in a couple verticals: gaming, sports, news increasingly — anything with a realtime or community-driven aspect to it seems to play well in this format."In July, PEJ reported that YouTube has emerged as an important platform for news.
CNN's lack of ideological turf has harmed it in the ratings war as a cable news channel but helps it online, where video content, not an anchor's politics or tone of voice, is key. CNN's future rival is YouTube, not Fox News. ... (more...)
“The launch of the new investigative YouTube channel, The I Files, in association with INN, reflects CIR's belief that collaboration and partnership are crucial to the sustainability of investigative, public service journalism,” said Robert J. Rosenthal, executive director of CIR. “There is enormous potential in finding new audiences to magnify the impact of all of the partners participating in The I Files.”PEJ recently did a study of YouTube's role in news consumption, writing:
The data reveal that a complex, symbiotic relationship has developed between citizens and news organizations on YouTube, a relationship that comes close to the continuous journalistic "dialogue" many observers predicted would become the new journalism online. Citizens are creating their own videos about news and posting them. They are also actively sharing news videos produced by journalism professionals. And news organizations are taking advantage of citizen content and incorporating it into their journalism. Consumers, in turn, seem to be embracing the interplay in what they watch and share, creating a new kind of television news.The Knight Foundation is providing $800,000 for the project.
The platform is no longer simply a supplement to the daily news diet. (more...)
In a Dickens novel, Andrew Kaczynski would be The Ghost of Statements Past — haunting political candidates with visions of years-old contradictions, hypocrisy or embarrassment they would rather forget.
“We can confirm that Twitter was blocked in Egypt around 8am PT today. It… Read more