Thursday, June 19, 2008

An Army of Documentarians

Today's online New York Times features a video called "A Day of Weddings in California" by Virtualpolitik pal documentary filmmaker Gina Levy. Too often the model for digital video to be incorporated into an online newspaper is "news at eleven" style television, which takes Fox-style coverage of car chases and safety scares and grafts it onto journalism oriented around print. It's interesting to think that the Times may have realized that there is an army of trained documentary filmmakers who could be put into service, who might bring a profoundly different look, feel, and viewpoint to online news.



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