5 reasons why live video news will never be the same — paidContent

Easy steaming means live news has become a commodity. Four experts offered their take on what this means and what news companies must do to adapt.

With the advent of streaming, live video news is cheap and ubiquitous but no one is sure what to do with it. Established TV companies like ABC must decide how the era of internet streams meshes with their traditional broadcasting model. Meanwhile, upstarts like the Huffington Post are cranking out reams of video streams without an obvious way to pay for it.

Video news experts explored how to go forward at an event held Tuesday at the British Consulate in New York.

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Documentary film says broadcasters saved lives on April 27, 2011 | TuscaloosaNews.com

Documentary focuses on local television during tornadoes in Tuscaloosa and Joplin

Documentary film says broadcasters saved lives on April 27, 2011 | TuscaloosaNews.com

A University of Alabama instructor has produced an award-winning, eight-minute documentary on the role of local television broadcasters in saving lives during the massive tornadoes that hit Tuscaloosa and Joplin, Mo., last year.

Chandra Clark, instructor in the department of telecommunications and film, worked with director Scott Hodgson of the University of Oklahoma to make “Tornado Emergency: Saving Lives.”

via Documentary film says broadcasters saved lives on April 27, 2011 | TuscaloosaNews.com.