Newspapers Provide Better Video News
As newspaper Web sites such as The Globe’s Boston.com and the Twin Cities’ StarTribune.com focus more on video, they often raise the bar for TV news in general, writes Diana Marszalek. "In fact, some of the newspapers’ video content is so good that it has beaten material produced by TV news departments when it’s gone head-to-head in awards competitions."
Marszalek provides examples of the best of this new genre, and suggests several reasons why its quality remains high. For one, since newspapers don't have to feed the beast of constant news reports for various daily broadcasts, journalists who work on videos "have the time to spend on long-form, documentary style stories that most TV reporters don’t."