It’s been just over four months since The New York Times started producing live video for Facebook, but already the scoreboard is flashing. A few earned gold medals. Several others finished strong. And a lot should never have made the team.
One of the medalists was Times journalist Deborah Acosta, who produced a pair of quirky, engaging videos after she happened upon some old Kodachrome slides trashed on a Midtown sidewalk. After consulting with her editor, Acosta turned on her camera and began a real-time hunt for the photographer who shot the images and for the person who threw them away.