Newspapers Enhancing Video Content
The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal each announced upgrades to their video services on Monday. NYTimes.com was relaunched with a new design, including a larger window for its videos, and a navigation system in which the videos appear in channels based on subjects, including World, U.S., Business, Science, Arts, Opinion, etc. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal said that it is launching a new section on its website called WorldStream that will "consist solely of footage captured on smartphones by Dow Jones and Journal reporters and editors." Reviewing the new feature, the journalism website Poynter.com commented, "Much of the content is more like a video 'status update' than a 'news report' -- it's just a reporter expressing, 'Here's where I am, here's what I'm seeing.'"