Kevin Delaney, the editor in chief at Quartz, writes about the launch of its show on Facebook Watch and why this is a golden age of video journalism.
Delaney writes, “Quartz today launches a new weekly news program that’s a prime example—you can watch it here on Facebook, or below. And you can follow along over the coming year as we endeavor to reimagine video news, in ways that are smarter, more boldly visual, and genuinely global, and take advantage of the two-way interaction possible on digital platforms. We have the benefit of starting from scratch and leaving behind any sentimentality about today’s standard TV news fare.
“Our first episode takes us to Venezuela, where the libertarian crypto-currency dream of an economy unshackled from the state has become reality in the clandestine mining of bitcoin. We go inside an underground bitcoin operation in Caracas, and talk to its operator, who risks being jailed for her mining. But there’s a twist in how the repressive government views crypto–and we’ll let you watch to see how that is unfolding.
“Next week we’re in China, taking you to the mind expanding internet culture and innovation flourishing behind the country’s Great Firewall, and beginning to spread beyond. You’ll be able to watch each new episode here starting on Thursdays.”
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