October 24, 2009 at 8:08 pm (Uncategorized)

Newspaper produced TV-shows on the web? What will they think of next.

Poynter recently covered a story on October 15th, 2009 about the recent “demise” of a Las Vegas online newspaper produced TV show called 702.tv.

The article speaks about how the company who backed this show, Greenspun Interactive, is a part of the Las Vegas Sun newspaper corporation.  The author of the article, Ken Sands, attributes its failure to most likely the economy, however he also speaks about the quality of the video that was on the site.

The author discusses the expensive side of having an online based video show, however also mentions how this is the future. People staying home and watching video on their computer is the future of media. So why would newspapers not be on board with this idea?

The answer is of course the expense most likely, and the fact that a failing newspaper doesn’t have the resources to start up an online video site. However, my theory is, if the future is newspaper-produced TV webisodes, then why even bother spending the money on anything else?

It has been acknowledged that newspapers are dying, so why would one not place their money into something that is going to prosper?


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