The Wall Street Journal Wants its Reporters Filing Microvideo Updates for its New WorldStream
Posted: 8/28/2012 | By: Adrienne LaFrance | Nieman Journailsm Lab
The Wall Street Journal has been busy expanding its video offerings and experimenting with dedicated news streams in recent months. Today, the natural merger of the two debuts: a stream of reporter-generated videos called WorldStream.
WorldStream is a bit like what it would be like to follow a bunch of WSJ reporters on Twitter — except if instead of posting 140 characters of text, they were each filing in 30-second-video chunks. It’s a reverse-chronological stream filled entirely by what reporters in the field are capturing with their smartphones.