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Don’t expect the Oculus Rift to have a huge impact on journalism just yet

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset began shipping pre-ordered headsets yesterday, but Joseph Lichterman writes that we shouldn’t expect the Oculus Rift to have a big impact on journalism just yet. While the Oculus Rift is “a solid first step into mainstream VR,” the price point and computing power needed will limit its adoption: The […]

Facebook is adding new daily video metrics for publishers, including a metric that shows how many people watched a video for 10 seconds or longer

You might have heard: Video on Facebook is booming, and Facebook says its users watch 100 million hours of video each day But did you know: Facebook announced Thursday that it’s adding new video metrics for publishers. Previously, publishers could only see metrics such as the number of views and number of unique visitors. The […]

To compete with Periscope, Google may be building a live streaming app for YouTube

Google may be building a live streaming app called YouTube Connect, VentureBeat’s Ken Yeung reports. Expected to be available for both iOS and Android, YouTube Connect would be a direct competitor to Periscope and Facebook Live. YouTube Connect is expected to connect with a user’s existing Google and YouTube accounts, and include chat, tagging and […]

How The Washington Post is using vertical video

Thanks to Snapchat and social media, vertical video has a future, and news organizations are starting to embrace the format. The Washington Post used vertical video to broadcast the recent relocation of its newsroom, and it often posts vertical videos to its Facebook and Twitter pages. The Post also added a “sticky” video player to article […]

Inside The Washington Post’s live streaming strategy for tonight’s Democratic debate

During tonight’s Democratic debate hosted by The Washington Post and Univision News, the Post expects its reporters will live stream on Facebook at least a dozen times. While the debate itself will be streamed on the Post’s website and broadcast on Univision, CNN and Fusion, the Post will use Facebook live streaming for a behind-the-scenes […]

How The Boston Globe is covering the 2016 elections with live streaming

In Nieman Lab’s roundup of how news organizations are covering the 2016 elections, Boston Globe social media director Matt Karolian says the Globe is experimenting with live streaming as a way to cover the election. Instead of using a platform such as Periscope or Facebook live video, Karolian says a simple live stream on the […]

Tips for establishing a brand on Periscope

Journalists can not only establish a brand for their newsroom on Periscope, Lizzie Jespersen writes, but also a brand for themselves. Jespersen outlines some best practices for establishing a brand for both yourself and your newsroom on Periscope, including starting out with topics you’re already comfortable with, use Periscope as part of your reporting, and […]

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