So believes video website Bloggingheads.tv, which I’ve plugged and linked to on this page many-a-time before. Basically, the site pairs journalists, policy folk and and academics on video chats and then plays back the conversations in a split screen. The result: long-ish wonky chats that show us what broadcast TV would look like if they didn’t edit every interview down to its 10 second soundbyte.
Anyway, they’re now letting fans video-blog on the site, albeit with some weird masking that is supposed to anonymize lay folk, but really just makes everyone look weird. Ironically enough, the debut ‘amateur’ ‘vloggers were professional journos–Portland-based Ethan Epstein, and myself (!)–discussing (what else?) the future of media.
Watch the video below, and let us know what you think, either here or on BHTV’s comments forum.
I am a researcher studying the intersection of business and international affairs. I am a PhD candidate in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, where my dissertation examines the role of corporations as governing authorities in weak states. I am also the co-founder and Executive Director of Public Business, a nonprofit supporting reporting and discussion about the wider impact of business actions. I have five years' experience as a journalist and I continue to write professionally, as well here on my blog.