Webinar: Video Strategies for Newsrooms to Grow Audience 1/4/18

Video offers your audience a front row seat to history, a chance to feel as if they are intimately connected and an opportunity to deeply understand an issue. This session will help you decide what video strategies to adopt, what technology to use and how your entire staff can contribute video stories.

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Ian Maule of Tulsa earns Grand Prize in Photo Contest 9/12/17

Ian Maule of the Tulsa World was awarded GRAND PRIZE honors this morning (as well as first-place in the spot news category) in SNPA's annual Photo / Video Contest.

Awards were announced at the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Read this story to see the winning photos and videos.

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Photo / Video Contest finalists are named 8/22/17

SNPA has announced the finalists in this year's Photo / Video Contest. Is one of your photographers on this list?

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What a mountain resort newspaper team is learning while experimenting with 360 video 4/24/17


By Jennifer Nelson, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

With nearly half of their website traffic coming from outside visitors, the staff of the Steamboat Pilot and Today in Steamboat Springs, Colo. – a ski resort community – is experimenting with a new technology to immerse visitors in the sights and activities.

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8 tips from Google for using YouTube Live 4/24/17

By Jennifer Nelson, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Google's YouTube Live is one of several live-streaming platforms and apps journalists can use to reach and interact with their audience. Nicholas Whitaker, Google training and development manager, spoke about YouTube Live during the recent Walter B. Potter Conference at the Reynolds Journalism Institute. YouTube channels must be verified and have at least 1,000 subscribers before channel owners can stream from a mobile device, says Whitaker.

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Three quick ways to boost your traffic and engagement 3/13/17


By Jean Hodges, senior director of content, GateHouse Media

How can we grow in the digital space? Clearly, the answer is to produce content that matters to our readers. Apart from all of the deep work we have to do to understand our communities, which is valuable and necessary and good, here are a few ways to grow your numbers in all the right places. Maybe these aren't news to you, but do them consistently, and you will do a happy dance when you see your analytics.

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Saturday is deadline for Photo/Video Contest entries 3/10/17

Daily and non-daily newspapers are encouraged to honor the outstanding work that their photographers do by entering their work in the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association's 2017 Photo/Video Contest. The contest is sponsored by Second Street.

Your best photographers can win cash prizes and earn recognition!

Entries will be accepted through June 24.

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McClatchy to launch video storytelling incubator 2/28/17

Video Lab West, McClatchy's new effort in the creation and consumption of digital video, is planning to arrive in the Historic Sacramento train depot, along with leading tech partners.

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Shifting Video from a Product to a Strategy 1/24/17

How can newspapers turn video from a product to an organizational strategy and monetize it?

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Comparing live-streaming apps 11/22/16

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

It’s never been easier to just hop on a live video stream and broadcast to the world from wherever you are. So now that anyone with a smartphone can do this, the question is which tool makes the most sense to use? In this episode, we compare three different live-streaming services: Facebook Live, Kanvas for Tumblr and Periscope. We also take a look at what YouTube has in development for going live.

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