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Monday, January 21, 2008

AAN video presentation

Next week, I'm headed to San Francisco with three of my co-workers for the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies' web publishing conference. Eva Sollberger and I are giving a presentation on how altweeklies can integrate video into their editorial operations.

I bring this up for two reasons:

1) To excuse the fact that I've been neglecting my blog.

2) To ask for input, should you have any. What do you like or dislike about the way Seven Days does video? We're going to be citing examples of great newspaper videos that we like. Any recommendations?

January 21, 2008 at 02:11 PM in House Rules | Permalink


I quite like what the NYTimes does with it's video blogs. I like The Minimalist a lot and the Movie Moments clips are great. These are examples of enhancements to printed pieces though, presented by the writers themselves, rather than stand alone content like what Eva does. I'm hoping more papers start to do video for its own sake instead of just trying to add a video dimension to print stories. As far as I can tell, 7Days is a real leader in that dept.

Posted by: bill simmon | Jan 22, 2008 4:37:39 PM

Thanks Bill!

Travis Fox over at The Washington Post is doing some amazing stand alone video. He is a former photojournalist who took up video and is doing some striking work. I am also impressed by a lot of European video journalism which is often created by one person who does all the shooting and editing his/herself (like me!). I think this is the way of the future for video journalism.

The question for us at 7 Days is how to reach out to the community and involve them in our video pieces? How to remain relevant? Comments/critique/feedback always welcome!

See you at Career Jam Saturday!

Posted by: Eva | Jan 24, 2008 12:33:00 AM

Eva needs to feature more T&A. I think she should be "The Topless Videographer".

No but seriously, I think she should have more opportunities to do more sober pieces like when she rode along with Cindy Sheehan.

Posted by: Molly Hodgdon | Jan 24, 2008 11:50:00 AM

Both good suggestions, thanks Molly.

Posted by: Eva | Jan 24, 2008 10:41:47 PM

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