Tuesday, February 17, 2009

News Networks and Online Video: ABC News, CBS News. Plus a Jeff Jarvis Video Book.

News networks are shifting resources to online video projects and the results from some are promising, reports Daisy Whitney in this week’s episode of the New Media Minute. ABC News offers a 15-minute version of its evening newscast online and views are up five times over last year. Other networks are reaching for new viewers online too. CBS News recently launched a 15-minute weekly Webcast hosted by Bob Schieffer called “Washington Unplugged.” The introduction of a Web-only show fronted by the news icon is a big indication that networks are eager to figure out the new business models of online video for news. You’ll also learn about Harper Collins big video book bet.

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