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A great conversation with Mashable’s Jim Roberts on digital journalism

Very enjoyable Q&A with Jim Roberts, executive editor of Mashable, at a Canadian Journalism Foundation event Monday night. If you’ve been in digital media for awhile,  you’ve heard the points he makes.  But you can’t hear them enough.  There is so much re-learning that has to happen in this industry, it’s important to immerse yourself into […]

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HuffPost Live is a winner

Some people you watch more closely than others.  If they do something, based on their track record, you really pay attention.  They know something.  They’ve demonstrated an expertise.  They know something. We all know that video is booming in the digital space.  That ain’t new.  The BBC Olympic numbers only validate the boom.  Wow. But […]

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Google Hangouts: Reader engagement through live video chats

We’re doing more and more Google Hangouts at latimes.com.  Love it.  Smart.  A big differentiator. We’re building a place to have smart conversations.  A place where readers can go to not only better understand an issue but to interact with the reporters and the newsmakers. It’s also good because it shows our home page is […]

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Promise of video was always there; now tech makes it rock

  It’s really no surprise that video is exploding in the digital space.  You give people quality content and they’ll engage. We’re seeing that at the Los Angeles Times.  Many of our live video discussions are highly-watched.  Google Hangouts gives us the ability to talk about the issues with reporters and the newsmakers quickly.  And […]

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Google Hangouts are great

Google undersells Google Hangouts.  They really do.  Here’s how they describe themselves: Hangouts let you video chat with up to 9 people, face-to-face-to-face. You can watch YouTube videos, wear pirate hats, or even doodle together. What do they really let you do?  Connect.  Engage.  Experience. Decade of interactivity I’ve seen it before but this is […]

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YouTube is a news source. This is news?

It’s interesting.  It’s another example of transition.  Shocking?  Nope. I don’t think any newshound would be particularly surprised at hearing that YouTube has become an integral part of ones news diet. The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism released a study on Monday that said a large amount of people go to YouTube to […]

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Video Interactivity: From ‘Ask Arnold’ Schwarzenegger to Today

I’m always stressing the importance of ‘live.’  Make sure your audience knows you’re there.  It’s important.  No one will communicate with a robot (well, maybe John Malkovich). People have to know you’re there.  Whether it be on your site (live blogging, live video, live chats) or off your site (with tools like Twitter and Facebook), […]

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Video has always been hot (even when no one was around to watch)

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it happen?  I proved that answer is “NO.” Everyone is talking about video.  It’s the hottest thing going.  But this isn’t new. The public has always enjoyed video online.  The desire has always been there.  What’s changed is the […]

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Happy Independence Day (and no, it’s not a slow day online)

It’s the Fourth of July.  And the old refrain echoes across the Internet:  ”It’s a slow day.” Actually, it’s not.  There’s no such thing as a slow day.  True, many people will be barbecuing and hanging out at the beach or whatever.  But there are still millions upon millions of people going online.  Millions. The […]

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