Two TV journalists have quit their day jobs and started an online video site, StoryBridge.tv.
From Lost Remote:
WISC news anchor Katy Sai and photographer Jay Olsen were tired of fighting for time to produce longer, relevant stories, so they quit and launched Storybridge.tv. Itâ€™s a showcase for in-depth pieces, but more than that, their goal is to create communities around great stories. â€œWe found that communities of people were thirsty for information,â€? Olsen said. â€œWhen you do extended coverage, it allows people to gather around this story thread.â€?
I’m skeptical about the demand for longish video stories on the web, but on the other hand the idea of creating community around long stories is intriguing.
There’s a story under Katy Chronicles called Team Picture that I would like to link to and comment on, but there’s no permalink to that particular video.
Also, I can’t find an RSS feed, nor is it possible (at least in an obvious, user-friendly way) to embed a video in your own blog post.
So much for community.
But at least the videos are well shot and well edited. I recommend the site to newspaper video shooters looking for tips and techniques.