As the world has tuned into to live coverage of breaking news on network news channels, others found videos on demand on most of the major news sites and on YouTube, which has uploads of coverage of Indian broadcasters. I’ve posted the video below. We haven’t seen much in the way of user-generated video yet, although there many dramatic photos up on CNN iReports.
CNN has featured live streaming of the events from the beginning.
Last month at the Beet.TV Online Video Roundtable, we discussed the value of user-generated video for news sites. Commenting in this video is Chet Rhodes of the Washington Post, Andrew Heyward, former president of CBS News, Mark Larkin of CBSNews.com, KC Estenson of CNN.com and co-moderator Erick Schonfeld of TechCrunch.
It will be interesting to see how the unfolding effects of the attacks in India will impact this trend. We will be watching this and updating this post throughout the day.
— Andy Plesser, Executive Producer