Predict future news events with web data

Is it possible to know the future? In general, the answer is a resounding “No!” But in certain instances, tools are emerging to predict what might happen in the near future with high probability. This kind of knowledge — say, that civil unrest and violence is likely to erupt in a specific country within the…

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Tech advances will bring more live POV news

Earlier this week on the ONA Educators group on Facebook, Curt Chandler pointed out innovative coverage of recent protests in Brazil by photographer/filmmaker Michel de Souza. The resulting video, below, is a combination of Souza’s video recording from his own point of view, plus interspersed still news shots. Like others who have experimented with this…

Rosenblum: Blow up the legacy business

In case you haven’t seen it, video guru and media consultant Michael Rosenblum gave a fiery speech to newspaper editors a the Society of Editors conference in Bristol, England. A 10-minute video of his speech is here. A shorter version of his message can be absorbed in this 3-1/2-minute video interview: His message — that…

Hosting your video is not always the best choice

For most mainstream news publishers, as they produce video, the inclination is to host that content on their own websites. Makes sense, right? You own the videos, they should be where you have complete control over them. Right? Actually, not necessarily. These days it makes the most sense to post video on Youtube, which has…