Newspaper-TV partnerships strained by online video

Again from LostRemote: “An article in today’s Washington Post notes that the once-coveted cross-promotional and content-sharing partnerships between local newspapers and television stations are becoming increasingly strained in the new mediascape where web sites can easily roll their own video. The balance is somewhat one-sided: Newspapers are training their online producers to become videographers, but broadcasters face challenges when it comes to getting copy for their sites.”

This is readily apparent when you look at stories on TV station websites. Very thin. We feel some of this pressure on our sites, too. We’re writing for 3 minute newscasts. A single story written for broadcast can be just a few sentences. Doesn’t exactly fill up a web page.