Great excerpted footage from an interview with Wall Street Journal deputy managing editor Alan Murray on the new skills needed by reporters and news organisations – including marketing – a dirty word for an older generation of journalists.
And another for your watching pleasure. This comes from Blip TV: a brief interview with the Wall Street Journal’s deputy managing editor Alan Murray, on the WSJ’s 25-30 videos a day, the majority of which are produced by the paper’s reporters.
Kelsey Blodget, associate producer writes:
“As part of a strategy to integrate online video with the reporting, The Journal trains reporters on a regular basis in New York and San Francisco to use Sony HDR-HC9 cameras.”
Global News Enterprises has expanded its editorial and executive teams ahead of its official launch in January 2009.
The web-based news organisation has made a host of appointments to further its aim of providing daily international news coverage from internationally-based correspondents:
- Thomas Mucha has been named managing editor and will oversee Global News’ body of correspondents and its multimedia operations. He will also contribute to special features and reporting projects, and pen a weekly column on global business.
- Former deputy managing editor of Politico Barbara Martinez becomes managing editor for the web.
- Andrew Meldrum has been hired as senior editor and regional editor for Africa.
- Amy Jeffries takes on the role of webmaster and will be responsible for technical aspects of the website and the implementation of multimedia content. Jeffries was previously a reporter and producer for WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio and a freelance reporter for Frontline World Online.
The organisation has also named James Wooster as business manager and Richard Byrne as its new director of communications and marketing, it said in a press release.
“Let’s make one thing perfectly clear from the outset: This is not local TV news,” says John Hassell, the Ledger’s deputy managing editor (online), in a blog post.
“This is local video news for the web. It’ll be conversational, interactive and draw constantly on the community of users at NJ.com [the paper’s website] and bloggers, vloggers and podcasters across New Jersey.”
Presented by news reporter Brian Donohue, the newscast will be broadcast live and later made available to embed and divided into sections by news item.
The final test version of Ledger Live is below (and yes, the phone will be unplugged next time):
In developing the newscast, the paper participated in a video ‘boot camp’ lead by Michael Rosenblum and opened up discussion on video blogging site Seesmic.