Matt Singer is CEO of Videolicious, a Knight Foundation investment through its venture capital initiative, the Knight Enterprise Fund. This is part one of five in a series exploring ways journalists are using Videolicious to enhance storytelling. Videolicious is available for iOS.
At the San Francisco Chronicle, exciting developments are happening in video.
“A lot of newspapers feel that video is the future, but I think it’s really the present,” says Chronicle news and sports producer Katie Dowd. “Video is so ubiquitous on the Internet; people really expect to see it, and for good reason. It adds so much more to the story.”
But not just any video will do, Dowd emphasizes. Local, exclusive video helps the Chronicle stand out. “Our ability to have reporters shoot video—that is, the only video of its kind that exists—has been a huge asset for us.”