CNN’s iReport at Five Years: “Core of How We Tell Big, Breaking Stories”

On Tuesday (August 2), hundreds of citizen reporters around the world will attend Meetups organized by CNN to mark the fifth year anniversary of its iReport.

 

YouTube is Managing Graphic, Violent Videos from the Middle East with Community Help

SAN BRUNO, CA — YouTube has been an essential platform for videos of street violence in the Middle East, mostly camera phone uploads of events not covered by the news media. 

 

Breaking News on YouTube and the Emerging Role of the Citizen Editor/Curator

SAN BRUNO, CA — While YouTube is playing a unique role in providing raw video of the unrest in the Middle East to the Web, and to many of the the world's news organizations, the giant video site doesn't actually organize or vet video.

 

WikiLeaks Episode Marks Big Development for The Guardian’s “Data Journalism” Initiative

LONDON — The Guardian newspaper has been in the forefront of managing, interpreting and publishing government data as a new form of content — and business.

 

Arianna Huffington Takes “Shine” to Yahoo! and is Setting-up Shop in New York

The Huffington Post is entering a “deep partnership” with Yahoo! to produce original content, including both text and video for Shine, the women’s interest pages of of Yahoo!, co-founder and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington says in this interview with Beet.TV.

 

VC Vinod Khosla on Gulf Oil Spill: “A Disaster is a Terrible Thing to Waste”

LOS ANGELES — Vinod Khosla, one of the world's most powerful venture capitalist, says in this video interview that the oil spill in the Gulf will spur innovation in clean energy development.

 

Celebrating Earth Day with Internet Pioneers Robert Metcalfe and Vint Cerf

Today, on Earth Day, as we look at ways to preserve the environment, video is surely a way to limit our carbon footprint via video teleconferencing, video chat, and other technologies.

 

BBC Newsroom Chief on the Evolution of Web Video Reportage — The Power of “Show and Tell” Reporting from Kyrgyzstan

LONDON — Video news reporting for the Web, different than conventional television news, is quickly evolving and the BBC is innovating in a variety of forms including one which the newsroom calls a "show and tell."

 

The New York Times Opens Page One Meeting to the World with New Video Show

The historically private daily deliberations of New York Times editors in their Page One meeting, which sets the day's coverage and has a big impact on the global news cycle, are now being shared in a daily video program called TimesCast.

 

U.S. Military in Iraq Releases Reuters Videographer After Eighteen Months

Running a news organization in heavily censored countries including China and Iran is not easy, nor is it always easy working with U.S. and British authorities, says Sean McGuire, Reuters top global news and politics editor in this interview with Beet.TV.

 

Brightcove Live Player Debuts with Hillary Clinton Address about Internet Freedom

Earlier today, Brightcove, a providers of video publishing and distribution services, debuted its live platform in streaming a news-making speech by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the topic of Internet Freedom.

 

CBS News Investigative Unit Lands Real-Time Video of Haiti Earthquake

Watch CBS News Videos Online CBS News has acquired a surveillance tape showing the Haiti earthquake as it happened.   CBS says it was acquired by its Investigative Unit.

 

Reuters Videographer in Haiti Finds Friendly Embassy with Internet to FTP First Quake Footage

NEW YORK, NY — Reuters was first with this stunning video of the devastating earthquake in Haiti which has been seen on CNN, CBS News, YouTube, and many outlets around the globe.

 

Republicans Embracing YouTube with “Tons and Tons” of Uploads…but No One Beats Nancy Pelosi’s Cat Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Stung from  the 2008 election losses, Republican members of Congress are uploading videos to YouTube in much greater numbers than Democrats.

 

MSNBC.com Targets Facebook, Blogs, Launches New Emeddable Player — Could Have Giant Hit with WH “Crashers” on Today Show

MSNBC.com today introduced a new embeddable player in a move to increase consumption of news video to other locations, notably on Facebook. 

 

eBay is a Style Barometer: Plaids, Rocker-Chic, and Leather Jackets are Hot, Says Constance White

NEW YORK, NY– eBay has the pulse of the fashion market because, "It's probably the only place that a person could come to and really see the breadth and depth of style at their fingertips," says Constance White, Style Director for eBay.

 

CNN’s iReport Had 1 Million Page Views on Monday: Iran Crisis is “Enormous Moment in Citizen Journalism”

CNN's iReport popularity as a destination has surged with the Iran crisis. A CNN spokeswoman citing internal numbers told me that page views for the iReport reached 1 million on Monday. 

 

Gates Foundation Has 20 Percent Loss but Accelerates Spending, Bill and Melinda Tell the BBC

The BBC sat down with Bill and Melinda Gates at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland for a 14-minute video interview today, during which the couple discussed foreign aid and the economy.

 

Al Jazeera Finds Growing Audience for Online Video Clips with Conflict in Gaza, AP Reports

The English service of broadcast network Al Jazeera saw a 600 percent increase in worldwide viewership of its website’s streaming footage during the conflict in Gaza, The Associated Press reports.

 

US Airways River Landing is One of Internet’s Top 10 Events of All Time

Demand for bandwidth dramatically spiked immediately after the first reports of the emergency landing of a U.S. Airways jet in New York Hudson river.  Shortly before 5:00 p.m. EST, demand for bandwidth  to view the event live online hit nearly 5 million demands per second, according to records of Akamai, the world's largest content delivery […]

 
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