Posted by Eric Newton
Above: Photo illustration by Jessica Hodder.
Today, Knight Foundation announced its largest journalism grant ever in creating the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. The institute will seek to understand and explain what First Amendment law is and should be in the digital age, but more than that, it ...
Dec. 1, 2014, 6:38 a.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad
Dec. 1, 2014, 6 a.m., Posted by Matt Singer
Matt Singer is CEO of Videolicious, a Knight Foundation investment through its venture capital initiative, the Knight Enterprise Fund. This is part two of five in a series exploring ways journalists are using Videolicious to enhance storytelling. Videolicious is available for iOS.
In the fast-paced world of TV news, any number of technical challenges can arise as reporters produce video in the field and broadcast it from there. KCCI Digital Media Manager Jeremy Moser described a recent scenario in which, during coverage of a house fire, the station’s TV production truck developed technical issues. The reporter thought fast, and saved the day with video from his iPhone. Such challenges and solutions have led KCCI, based in Des Moines, Iowa, to embrace new ways to share breaking news stories—and to promote those stories to new audiences.
'Videolicious helps add depth to local reports at the San Francisco Chronicle' by Matt Singer on Knight Blog (11/25/2014)
One example of a nimble approach to story promotion: For a report exploring why so many iconic bridges in downtown Des Moines have burned-out lighting systems, making them difficult to see at night, KCCI anchor-reporter Todd Magel created a quick teaser video on his iPhone. He then turned it into a fully edited story promotion, a “totally new” development that he’s since used on dozens of stories.
Nov. 28, 2014, 8:57 a.m., Posted by rsharp
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