The intersection between video and newspapers is perplexing.
Video journalism or even citizen video journalism isn’t particularly new or surprising; by the time I was growing up in the nineties, video equipment was just getting accessible enough that my local newscast offered rewards for “Newshawks” who sent in tapes of newsworthy happenings. Even though it’s now hard to imagine news outlets that don’t do video, it’s the incorporation of video into newspapers that can provide the hardest questions. Can it be done? Who knows how to do it? How much will it cost? Should we bother?