Friday, August 21, 2009

Afghan Elections Over, Now What?

This one is a video from, previously of Silicon Valley and now of Columbia, MO. Newsy is a multi-source online video news service for the Internet and mobile devices. “ takes a step back to show how the world's news organizations are reporting a story - providing an unprecedented global and macro point of view. You'll find CNN right next to Al Jazeera, the BBC right next to ABC. also covers major newspapers, news magazines as well as top blogs from around the world.” It basically aggregates video news, similar to the Armed Forces Network. But whereas AFN aggregates radio and TV stations, so you have Keith Olberman right next to Bill O’Reilly in their programming, Newsy aggregates the news content itself. The premise is the same, to offer multiple sourcing in one place.

The Newsy videos are short segments accompanied by transcripts, comments and options to embed and/or share videos. It also claims to “truly analyze the key nuances in reporting from media outlets around the world.” I'm not sure how you do that with 2-3 min videos but its a good try, considering the trend towards micro news.

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