Tag: video

by Jefferson Yen

This week on the MediaShift podcast, Mark speaks with George Kelly, digital guru at the Bay Area News Group, and chair of the East Bay unit of the Newspaper Guild. We’ll also deconstruct the takes on Twitter; Spotify introduces video; and we eulogize the web. And, we imagine how Tim Cook would explain Apple’s latest earnings to Steve […] more »

by Burton DeWilde

This article was originally published on the Chartbeat blog. It is republished here with permission. Consumption of news video online has been on the rise for years, in terms of both time spent watching and percentage of news consumers who watch. This trend is expected to continue. Accordingly, revenue from video display ads has also increased, […] more »

by Stacy Forster

Some say 2015 was the year of video, as social media video viewed on such platforms as Facebook, Periscope, Snapchat and more exploded, and viewership of all forms of video expanded. And while it’s easier than ever to watch real-time or produced video, it’s also easier to create it. How do you join in the trend […] more »

by Tim Cigelske

Michelle Li realized that her viewers had a huge demand to learn more about the Steven Avery murder trial, which was recently examined in a 10-part documentary on Netflix. The series has captured the national conversation among journalists and the viewing public alike. That seems to be especially true in Wisconsin, where the case took […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. Yahoo’s Brain Drain Shows a Loss of Faith Inside the Company (Vindu Goel / New York Times) 2. We’re Starting to See the First Signs […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we look at capturing and delivering immersive virtual reality content and we get some tips on tailoring news for the Apple Watch. PART 1: Creating VR content As more news organizations jump into immersive virtual reality storytelling, we highlight a few options for putting the finished material online and explore some of the […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

The streaming media industry is still relatively young, but a recent story in the Wall Street Journal illustrates how the services are bringing massive change to the entertainment industry. According to WSJ’s Shalini Ramachandran, the executive producers of “Homeland” and 20th Century Fox studio are currently in a dispute with Showtime over streaming media rights. […] more »

by Reuben Stern

  This week we explore what’s different about creating and displaying video in a vertical format — in other words, aligned to the way mobile audiences tend to hold their smartphones. News organizations like Mashable and the New York Times have published experiments with video optimized for vertical smartphone screens, while AJ+ has embraced square […] more »

by Tom Herman

The following opinion piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Modern-day television is in the midst of a metamorphosis, thanks in many ways to the rise of the digital landscape. New ways to consume media have emerged and with this […] more »

by Sonia Paul

The headline of a New York Times’ compilation of user-generated content reads: “The Videos That Are Putting Race and Policing Into Sharp Relief,” showcasing the power of eyewitness video. On the flip side, some of the tweets that erupted last summer, when the video of ISIS members beheading freelance journalist James Foley surfaced, show the […] more »