Walter Cronkite, Iconic Newsman is Dead at 92

Longtime news anchor Walter Cronkite has died at the age of 92 after a long illness.   


NASA Releases Historic Moonwalk Video Online

As part of the 40 year commemoration of the Apollo 11 mission, the first moon landing, NASA has restored the historic videos of the flight.   The videos were released today.



Digging deep into the online video strategy of the Barack Obama presidential campaign, video producer and strategist Max Harper, 27, explains that success cannot be measured in view count, but by targeted impact.


Obama Campaign Video Was a “Collective Narrative of Hope”

Max Harper, a 27-year old community organizer and filmmaker was a key member of the presidential campaign of Barack Obama who created numerous campaign videos.


Believe it: How a Little Video Blog Powered The Agenda for Election Reform

A cheap camera, dogged determination, and a smart video blog strategy has created a national dialogue about election form in the United States.


News Outlets Grapple with Twitter, User Videos

Twitter has gotten a lot of kudos for how it became a communications channel for the Iran election protests, especially when traditional news outlets failed, but a recent study from Zogby found that only 4% of Americans would turn to Twitter for news.


White House Signs Online Video Distribution Deal with California Start-up

NEW YORK, NY — The White House has signed an agreement with TubeMogul, an Emeryville, California-based start-up to distribute and analyze web videos, said David Burch, a TubeMogul executive, in this video interview.


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. 


CNN’s iReport Becomes Essential for Iran Coverage

With western news organizations banished from covering street demonstrations in Iran, the role of "citizen journalists" has become essential.


Video of Murdered Protester: How an Iranian in Holland Made it News, The Guardian Reports

The horrifying of the death of a young woman shot during protests in Tehran was uploaded to YouTube, sent to CNN and the BBC, and posted to Facebook by a young Iranian asylum seeker living in Holland. Has New Website, Next Effort is Growth

Earlier week, CBS News introduced a completely redesigned website with more videos featured and integrated into text reporting. 


YouTube Blocked in Iran: Traffic Down 90 Percent

Earlier this week, authorities in Iran blocked YouTube along with several other sites and mobile networks.  For YouTube, the crackdown has been highly effective, with traffic dropping by 90 percent.


Cisco’s Dan Scheinman on Web Video and Where it May Go

SAN JOSE, Calif –  We read the today's annual report on global web traffic from Cisco and the dramatic rise in video file traffic on the Internet. Stacy Higginbotham over at GigaOm has an analysis, as does Erick Schonfeld at TechCrunch. 


Dana Perino: President Obama’s Online Strategy is “Great”

NEW YORK — Dana Perino, former White House Press Secretary to President George Bush, thinks that President Obama's use of online video for his weekly addresses is "great." 


Republicans Operatives Flock to Blog for Huffington Post

The Huffington Post, long a bastion of liberal thought and discussion, is becoming a forum for number of Republican thought leaders and operatives, Politico reports.


WSJ Has Booming Growth with Redesign, Up 160% in April, Nielsen — The Times Disputes its Numbers

The Wall Street Journal's web site has jumped to more that 12 million monthly unique visitors in April, an increase of 160 percent over the same period last year, according a Nielsen Online report published today in Editor & Publisher.


CBS News Sees Increased Video Views with Social Media Tools

NEW YORK — CBS News is finding increased online video views with effective use of social media tools, Dan Farber, Editor-in-Chief, told me this afternoon.


YouTube to Stream Obama Press Conference, First Live News Event for Google

YouTube will live stream its first news event, tomorrow's (4/29) prime time press conference by President Obama at 8:00 pm ET on the White House YouTube channel, we have learned. The White House had asked YouTube to integrate its live feed from the White House site to be embedded onto its YouTube channel, a spokesperson […]


Microsoft’s Craig Mundie Tapped as a Science and Technology Advisor to President Obama

Microsoft's Chief Research at Strategy Officer Craig Mundie, Google CEO Eric Schmidt and 20 others have been named to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), the White House just announced.


RealNetworks vs. Hollywood in Court on Friday

Big trial gets underway on Friday (4.24) in San Francisco about the DVD-ripping program from RealNetworks called RealDVD.  Hollywood is not too pleased with the $30 program which allows you to rip and save unlimited number of DVD's to a PC.

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