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Beet.TV: Vook on working with ABC News to produce video books

In this video interview on Beet.TV Matthew Cavnar, head of product at Vook, a company which creates video books, talks about its collaboration with ABC News to produce a ‘vook’ which combines its text and video reporting of significant events.

Recent publications produced by Vook and ABC News, which Cavner claims offers the “360 degree experience of a news story”, includes the capture of Osama Bin Laden and the royal wedding in London.

Cavner added that while the company is looking at extending the platform out to partners, for now it is concentrating on its uses in-house.

Right now we’re really focused on going to a media company, going to a publisher, and saying we’ve got the platform … come work with us and create 50, 100, 1,000 titles because we’ve got the ability to do it.

… We think we’re basically cornering that market of scalable quality.

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ABC News advertises new 24-hour news channel for Australia

ABC news has released a video to advertise their impending 24-hour news channel, ABC 24, in Australia.

According to a report by mUmbrella.com.au, the national broadcaster is keeping quiet about the launch date of the all day news channel, although rumours include 14 July as a potential deadline.

The trailer is being played on ABC’s HD channel, which will eventually host News 24, aiming to deliver “ABC news and current affairs around the clock, so it suits the viewer’s schedule, not ours.”

ABC News 24 claims it will offer news coverage from across 12 foreign bureaus and 60 regional newsrooms.

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Poynter Online: How news orgs hope to use new Facebook features

Poynter’s Mallary Jean Tenore talked to various news organisations about how they might make use of Facebook’s new features.

She interviewed journalists at the Washington Post, ABC News, ESPN.com “to find out how the integration of these tools fits into their overall social media strategies”.

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ABC News: US judge sues newspaper for disclosing anonymous commenter details

A  judge in Ohio has filed a law suit against The Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland, which claimed she may have commented anonymously on the newspaper’s website about court cases, ABC News reports.

According to [judge] Saffold and her attorney, Spitz, any comments from the username “lawmiss” connected to cases involving Saffold were most likely left by the judge’s 23-year-old daughter, Sydney, an aspiring law student.

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‘Jackass’ tweet raises question of on and off-the-record

Kanye West has apologised (at least four times) to Taylor Swift for interrupting her acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs to tell the crowd that Beyoncé should have got it, while ABC News has apologised for one its reporters tweeting about an ‘off-the-record portion’ of an interview between another television network and President Obama.

Too late really: the audio is out there thanks to TMZ and the tweet sent by Terry Moran had already done the rounds:

“Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a ‘jackass’ for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT’S presidential.”

Yes, hold the front page of the website (and they are) Barack Obama called Kanye West a jackass.

Politico reports an apology made by an ABC spokesperson:

“In the process of reporting on remarks by President Obama that were made during a CNBC interview, ABC News employees prematurely tweeted a portion of those remarks that turned out to be from an off-the-record portion of the interview.

“This was done before our editorial process had been completed. That was wrong. We apologise to the White House and CNBC and are taking steps to ensure that it will not happen again.”

Cyberjournalist: ABC News brings Twitter into new web broadcast

ABC News has launched a spin-off of its Nightline programme – an online, half-hour broadcast that will incorporate Twitter followers views on the day’s news.

ABC’s presenters and the Nightline brand have strong Twitter-followings, which the new show will make use of.

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ABC News to ‘Twitterview’ John McCain

From AllThingsD comes news that presidential runner-up John McCain will be interviewed by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos using Twitter.

ABC is calling it a Twitterview, but we like to think Journalism.co.uk’s own Twinterviews on @journalism_live may have provided some inspiration…

StinkyJournalism.org: ABC News ‘exploitation of medical conditions’

StinkyJournalism.org flags up what it thinks is an example of mainstream media’s “recent venture into commercial exploitation of what former generations unkindly called ‘freaks’.”

“The ABC News photo gallery titled ‘Medical Marvels’ might just as easily have appeared in a lurid grocery store tabloid from the 1950s. It titillates viewers with a black screen and the cautionary words: ‘WARNING: Some of the following pictures are of a graphic nature. Viewer discretion is advised’.”

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ProPublica hires T. Christian Miller, Dan Nguyen and Lisa Schwartz, completes staffing

The not-for-profit news site ProPublica has appointed three more journalists to its ranks, completing its initial round of staffing.

Former LA Times staff writer T. Christian Miller joins the organisation as reporter, while Dan Nguyen, a reporter/web developer for the Sacramento Bee, becomes web producer.

Lisa Schwartz, previously an ABC News staffer and freelance researcher, has been named research director and completes the site’s aim to have 24 full-time reporters and editors.

Interns with the site Benjamin Protess and Sharona Coutts have also be named as fellows, a release from ProPublica said.