People May Like Online Video, But That Doesn’t Mean They Want To Watch Hard News Videos

On November 13, 2015, terrorists coordinated multiple attacks in Paris, killing 130 people and injuring hundreds. On the day of the attacks, the BBC experienced the highest online traffic day in its history; the following day, November 14, 19 percent of the visitors to the BBC’s site watched video, compared to 11 percent on a typical day.

A report released Tuesday by Oxford’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism finds that “interest in video news does increase significantly when there is a big breaking news story.”

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