WASHINGTON — The days of newspapers serving up just “meat and potatoes” are over and it is essential for journalists to serve a “buffet” of content, says Chris Cillizza, The Washington Post political editor/blogger and video personality. He likens the essential offerings of media to an exotic and bountiful 3:00 a.m. dinner buffet in Las Vegas.
Cillizza was the featured speaker at last week’s Beet.TV Online Video Journalism Summit at The Washington Post. We have published a five-minute segment from our 20 minute fireside chat.
He speaks about the unique opportunities for video and newspapers. He reflects on success and failures of web video at the Post. He comments on the high profile flop of Mouthpiece Theater, a satirical series he did with Dana Milbank, along with the success of The Fast Fix, daily video segment co-produced with Yahoo! which is getting as many as a million video views per day.
About the Summit — Many Thanks
Just a quick note to thank Chris Cillizza for participating, Alex Werpin of TVNewser for helping me moderate, to Jennifer Lee at the Washington Post, our sponsor Brightcove, our live streaming partner Livestream and especially our wonderful panel which included:
Ann Derry, The New York Times; Stokes Young, msnbc.com; Kevin Roach, The Associated Press; Mike Toppo, CNN.com; Anna Robertson, Yahoo! Video; Jeff Whatcott, Brightcove; Mark Larkin, CBSnews.com and Mike Stephanovich, Reuters Insider.