The Washington Post has begun streaming live video via mobile phones to the newspaper’s site using Comet Technologies. The first implementation has come from Ed O’Keefe, reporting live from the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
For the past year, there has been quite a lot of experimentation with
bloggers and mainstream media streaming live using smart phones. We’ve been following the use of Qik, Flixwagon and
Kyte. This is the first time we’ve seen Comet.
I’ve embedded Ed O’Keefe’s video above.
For an overview on the Washington Post’s use of online video tools, check out this Q&A in Poynter with the washingtonpost.com’s Jim Brady and Chet Rhodes. Chet says, "Mobile video reporting will be increasingly important to WashingtonPost.com over the next year."
— Andy Plesser, Executive Producer