Multimedia Essay - Journalism in 2016

Videos: the future of journalism?

Written by ECollin

By Zara McDonald and Emily Collin

Whether it’s a GIF of a cat playing the piano, or an in-depth expose of the conditions in Nauru – videos are becoming ubiquitous across media platforms and changing the way we consume our news.

Each year, the Nieman Lab gathers a group of prominent journalists to put forward their opinions on what the future of journalism holds. Cory Bergman, Ole Reissmann and Nathalie Malinarich all believe that with our reduced attention spans, short videos have cemented a place in our news cycles.

This multimedia essay examines how, as journalists producing video news, we will continue to uphold objective reporting of the facts, without oversimplifying complex issues.

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