Reasons the pivot to video has failed include low-quality video production and a failure to effectively turn video views into either higher readership or ad dollars.
VideoWe’ve all heard the term “pivot to video.” But what does that really mean? What does it take to be good at video? How much does it cost? And is the juice worth the squeeze? Building a robust video department may or may not be the right call for your news organization. Those who do pursue digital video can find it offers a way to tell stories in more interesting and engaging ways, connect with new audiences and deliver revenue. These resources will help you decide where your newsroom falls on the spectrum, and how to make more (or better) video no matter where you currently stand.
Big Picture A primer on video
The role of video in your storytelling toolkit is complex, requiring decisions about what your audience wants and what you can provide with quality and differentiation.
Plan Strategic considerations for pursuing video
The headline says it all: a low-cost investment in 360 video may prove to be worth it, even as newsrooms continue to shrink and resources are spread thin.
How the rise of video content is changing both the role of journalism and how journalism is consumed.
The growing audience for video, more valuable to advertisers than the space next to words, is causing websites to shift resources in what’s become known across the industry as the pivot to video.
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Do Tactics to help you do more or better video
Practical, evergreen tips on how to create better video journalism.
Smartphone cameras are better than ever, and technology isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Here are some tips for capturing the best quality video with a tool every reporter has in his or her pocket.
While this is an older link, it nicely sums up the video gear you’d need to round out video kits for DSLR cameras your photographers likely already use.
From broadcasting still images on Facebook Live to posting GIFs as video files, these techniques show how easy it is to game the system – and how quickly the quality of online video storytelling is plummeting. Decide for yourself whether to adopt these tricks.
What is 360 video, and why should newsrooms use it? Read this primer and watch some examples.
Check out recently recommended 360 starter kits at <$500, <$5,000 and $5,000+ price points, complete with sample 360 video clips.
A digital producer at a small daily newspaper in Central Washington state describes how he became a Part 107-Licensed Remote Pilot and shares lots of insider tips.
In this guide, NPR outlines when its newsroom uses Facebook Live, what kinds of videos it’s tried, tips for the production of the video, and guidelines for interacting with viewers.
Online video can be a challenge, but shooting live — and directly to a social audience — can lower the barrier.