CNN, the New York Times & APTV have begun experimenting with streaming video
This column appeared in the January-February 1998 issue of The American Journalism Review.
Quietly, without much fanfare, online news sites have begun making good use of a revolutionary new information tool. It’s called video.
Until now, anyone seeking to capture the flavor and texture of a news event was limited to surfing the old-fashioned way: with a TV set and remote control. News sites on the Web have offered the occasional QuickTime video, but that required long download times, typically several minutes for just a 30-second clip — hardly worth the trouble.