OLD Media Moves

Financial Times will break some stories using video

October 3, 2008

Laura Oliver of Journalism.co.uk writes that the Financial Times plans to break more news on its Web site using video.

FT.comOliver writes, “FT.com correspondents have been experimenting with small cameras to shoot their own news videos, said Edgar, adding that Reuters’ use of video experts to cover events such as the World Economics Forum in Davos earlier this year was an inspirational model.

“But, he said, technological changes are required to get more breaking news video on FT.com.

“‘We could improve the workflow that we’ve got at the moment, in order to turn things around more quickly. I think that’s one of the key things, because it’s one of the big delays. Once you’ve got the video, there’s quite a delay before its goes online,’ he told Journalism.co.uk.

“‘We’re beginning to see that some of the technically savvy correspondents are asking us for small cameras that they can take with them. At the moment it’s more for [producing] packages, so it’s not under time pressure, but that is one way that I think you would be able to turn material round.'”

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