What do you think of online video journalism?

There’s a lot of talk about online journalism as a growing phenomenon- but who is actually using videos to source news?

We spoke to fellow bloggers and the public to find out:

Jake from Wikileaks and beyond said online video journalism is a useful medium.

You can follow Jake at @datajourno or view his blogs here.

Similarly, Dale from World VJ  said “video content is easier to get to grips with  than print.”

You can follow Dale @world_vj or you can read his blogs here.

One member of the public, Garth, said online video gives everyday people a voice.

Interestingly, while a lot of the public were  clearly using online video- only those within the younger age bracket (19-25) were willing to be filmed. It seems that while video may be playing a larger role in people’s information gathering, they are not necessarily keen to participate in online video!

The oldest online video viewer we found was Riah’s gran who, aged 71, sees “no point in buying a paper, when you can be entertained and informed at the same time- and they sometimes even use music!”

By Shaima and Riah

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