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The Golden Age of Online Video News Consumption?

The Golden Age of Online Video News Consumption?

Today at the Washington Post and Beet.tv will explore the so-called golden age of online video in a two-hour panel panel discussion with Ann Derry, New York Times; Steven King, The Washington Post; Mark Larkin, CBSNews.com; Kevin Roach, The Associated Press; Anna Roberston, Yahoo! News; …

Weekly Web Video Industry News Reel – The Egyptian Edition

Weekly Web Video Industry News Reel   The Egyptian Edition

Hello Reel Believers, welcome to the end of another week and the beginning of a new one. Time is flying and we're already at the end of January. Next week my Green Bay Packers take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl! In the …

Political Web Videos That Suck! How Elected Officials Can Do Better Video Production

Political Web Videos That Suck! How Elected Officials Can Do Better Video Production

Continuing my Web Videos That Suck! Series, I review some videos put out by elected officials in positions of U.S. Congress or State Legislature, submitted by our readers-slash-viewers.  Learn why a poorly produced web video can overshadow the content of any political message, and some …

State of Massachusetts Launches Ill-Conceived Tourism Campaign On YouTube

State of Massachusetts Launches Ill Conceived Tourism Campaign On YouTube

It's articles like this one that give me the reputation of being a big meanie.  But while I want to applaud any company, organization, or municipality that embraces online video, I still feel a duty to point out the more dismal efforts in the hopes …

New Video Accessibility Law Mandates Closed Captions for TV Shows Online and More

New Video Accessibility Law Mandates Closed Captions for TV Shows Online and More

The US Government recently finished work on the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. The thing is 74 pages long, and yes, I read through the whole blasted thing. It's mostly a lot of legal speak for "we think videos made for …

The Sunday News Reel – Week of 3-10 October, 2010

The Sunday News Reel   Week of 3 10 October, 2010

I'm back from my apparent slacking off last weekend (you do know that playing video games is my job right?!) This week, now that Mark has a new appreciation of the work one of these requires, we've gone back to combining it all into one …

Should Closed-Captioning of Web Video Be Mandated By Government?

Should Closed Captioning of Web Video Be Mandated By Government?

Grant Crowell interviews Josh Miller of 3PlayMedia, to talk about Congress’ recent passing of two bills that will mandate closed-captioning of television programming over to the Internet. We discuss the questions: Will other “professional” online video programs be next? And, is legislation necessary, or will organizations determine that transcription and captioning of video content has a worthwhile ROI regardless of any mandate?

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