360-degree video has been one of the stand-out formats to emerge in 2015, as more social networks start to support it and new, accessible cameras hit the market. At news:rewired yesterday, we heard about the value can it bring in the newsroom, and what resources would media organisations need to get started successfully. A session […]
Dmitry Shishkin, digital editor, BBC World Service, presented the latest experiment from the organisation, using language technology in news production – from machine translation to synthetic voices. The slides and audio from this ‘Spotlight’ session are available below.
Can you go live from your smartphone in under 2 minutes? Harriet Hadfield, reporter, Sky News, never dares leave the house without her mobile broadcasting kit. She gave attendees an insight into some of the apps and tools she uses to shoot and stream video from her smartphone. Audio from Hadfield’s ‘Spotlight’ talk is available below, together with […]
Publishers are now competing for attention with services such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video – so what are the best news video formats to engage your audience?This ‘in-depth’ session explored production techniques and strategies behind interactive web documentaries, making on-demand video for multiple platforms, and striking the balance between TV and digital. With: Ryan Smith, supervising […]
In our fifth and final ‘Spotlight’ talk of the day, Adam Smith, deputy community editor at The Economist, gave attendees an insight into the process of creating social-ready videos that also match the organisation’s legacy. Find Smith’s slides below, with accompanying audio from his talk and find out more in this blog post.
Reuters Video News delivers live breaking news, entertainment and sports content to hundreds of broadcasters and online publishers across the world. Three years after Reuters launched the first multiple stream live service for online publishers, Tessa Kaday, who runs the Live Desk, shared some of the lessons they learned while building a product that works for the diverse […]
According to the final panel at news:rewired “video focus”, finding the right social media platform for a story means more than adapting content to work across the board. Panelists from BBC World Service, NowThis Media and The Guardian shared how their organisations rise to the challenge, emphasizing that experimentation and learning from failure are the hallmarks of any successful strategy. For […]
“2016 is the year of the 360-degree video and VR (virtual reality),” Parminder Bahra, executive producer, EMEA, of The Wall Street Journal opened his speech with at the news:rewired ‘video focus’ event in London today.
Adam Smith, deputy community editor at The Economist said in his talk at news:rewired today that the publication has “always provided news commentary of the day”, although being an established, 173-year-old paper does not mean that modern day social media can be ignored.
In news and journalism, language can represent a troublesome barrier. If on the one hand producing content in a specific language restricts its reach to just those capable of understanding it, on the other hand making it accessible to everyone by translating it is expensive and time-consuming.