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Newspapers’ Online Video Efforts Might Just Beat TV

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My ex-boss Kurt Andersen does a nice piece in NYMag, writing about how newspapers have taken to putting video and videoblogs online, and may just become better at it than TV news outlets themselves. And he has some great lines in there: “Whereas the YouTube paradigm is amateurs doing interesting things with cameras, the newspapers’ Web videos are professional journalists operating like amateurs in the best old-fashioned sense.” Example David Carr’s Carpetbagger video blog on
“I can easily imagine newspapers’ Web-video portals becoming the TV-journalism destinations of choice for smart people