Long a leader in creating and publishing original and stylized video journalism, the Washington Post is educating a large number of print journalists in how to use video cameras. Some 185 staffers have been trained, according to Chet Rhodes, Assistant Managing Editor for News Video at the washingtonpost.com
Further, the paper is providing low cost Canon HF 100 video cameras to several of its staff photographers.
I caught up with Chet in New York this week at Advertising 2.0.
Training Not a Moment Too Soon
Above is a video of Microsoft chairman Steve Ballmer in a meeting at the Washington Post earlier this week telling editors that the print piece of most media will be gone in 10 years.
— Andy Plesser