Online Video

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Veiled Saudi women take photos of their children during a ceremony to celebrate Saudi Arabia's Independence Day in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 23, 2009. Photo by Flickr user Tribes of the World and reused here with Creative Commons license.
Citizen Journalism
by Hiba Zayadin

Abdullah Al-Maglooth and Raif Badawi are both Saudi bloggers. They both enjoy a massive online following. But while one of them was honored at the Arab Social Media Awards for employing social media channels to promote positivity and tolerance, the other is serving a ten-year prison sentence, and the very reason for his incarceration is […] more »

Online Video
by Steve Goldbloom

Ever fear that you’re missing out? Or should I say: ever suffer from FOMO? Such emotions are often magnified by the power of social media. At this year’s SXSW, PBS Digital Studios’ “Everything But the News” examined this trend with a hard-hitting profile on a new gadget that allows one to read others’ tweets. The […] more »

Culture
by Patricia Aufderheide

SXSW panels and events take the pulse of cutting—OK, bleeding—edge trends in tech for film. Seven takeaways from panels: #1: Streaming video Open and closed video streaming platforms are now mainstream, and funding programming. In fact, according to BuzzFeed’s Summer Anne Burton, YouTube (c. 160M monthly desktop viewers) is now a lean-back, longform(ish) medium—suitable for […] more »

Business
by Jess Duda

My first draft of this article was as gushing as the rest of the reaction to Jonathan Perelman’s talk  “Creating Video Content for How It’s Consumed” at Social Media Week 2015 in New York. He is vice president of Buzzfeed Motion Pictures, a leader in online video. “The absolute best session of the day for me was from […] more »

Legacy Media
by Dr. Chester Elijah Branch

The following piece is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. So you are a film student or filmmaker and you’re interested in telling a story that will stay with your audience beyond the “fade out.” Let’s say you want a webisode to go viral. Or, a couple of years ago, you […] more »

Hyper-Local
by Reuben Stern

This week we find out why investors are bullish on online media startups, and we find out how the Philadelphia-based startup Billy Penn is producing local news coverage aimed at younger readers. PART 1: Why investors love media startups Digital media startups like Vice, BuzzFeed and Vox Media have grown quickly thanks to hundreds of […] more »

Citizen Journalism
by Madeleine Bair

The instinct to believe what we see has made video a driving force in news coverage, but it has also been exploited as a powerful tool for manipulation. As journalists and crisis responders increasingly look toward YouTube, social media, and their audiences for firsthand footage of developing stories, they can find themselves the target of […] more »

MobileShift
by Josh Schwartz

This guest post is part of a series from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications’ “Captivate” project, which presents insights from media industry thought leaders on new strategies for audience engagement. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. There’s significant momentum for publishers toward increasing the production of video content, on account of both the […] more »

Global View
by Reuben Stern

This week we explore how documentary video and interactive technologies can be combined to tell new kinds of immersive, in-depth stories online. PART 1: NPR’s “Planet Money Makes a T-shirt” This Emmy Award-winning project, created by NPR, raised more than half a million dollars via Kickstarter to travel the world and document how T-shirts are […] more »


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