News outlets producing short, medium and long-form video journalism & documentary online
This is a collection of some of the news publications doing online video right now. There’s a variety of styles, from documentaries to short explainers to VR — we’d love to know which publications, channels, styles and films you enjoyed most in class. If it’s a bigger publication with more than one channel or style, (like Vice or AJ+) I've tried to include a couple the different channels. I have also tried to dig out a news article or two discussing the various outlets where you can find out more about there approach and business model etc. Enjoy!
NEW YORK TIMES
Times Documentaries — Long-form, original documentaries from The New York Times.
Op-Docs — Opinion documentaries.
The best original videos, documentaries, and underground news from around the world; including travel, skate, and music…www.vice.com
Vice have a stack of different channels including:
The Profiles is a particularly good one to watch for www.immj-ma.org students as you’ll be doing a profile video for one of your first assignments.
It’s well worth reading about Vice — love them or hate them, they are an important player. Vice Media is an edgy, global media with heavy video content. Originally a small magazine it has evolved into a $4 billion corporation. Vice will soon launch Viceland, a 24-hour cable channel in partnership with A+E Networks (covering food, travel, and culture). Vice also features shows on HBO.
On the first Friday in May, a line of advertising and media people stretched down New York's West 22nd Street, waiting…www.cjr.org
In the eighteen months since launch, Vice News has grown rapidly, with its YouTube channel now boasting over 300…www.journalism.co.uk
If there's a mantra for the team behind Vice News, it might be: Go where the story takes you. The soon-to-launch news…www.niemanlab.org
Doc X “Incredible short documentaries from filmmakers around the world.”
True Love from Dazed Magazine: “A new video series taking apart what it’s really like to love somebody, following three couples in Nashville, Tennessee through the life, times and struggles of the ultimate intimacy.”
AEON VIDEO CHANNEL
“Streams a mixture of curated short documentaries and original Aeon content, including a series of interviews with experts at the forefront of thought.”
THE GUARDIAN FILM
Films from The Guardian
“A new venture that expresses The Economist’s globally curious outlook in the form of short, mind-stretching documentaries. “Future Works” is a series that examines the jobs of the future that are being done today.”
Nearly 172 years since publishing its first edition, The Economist has arrived at a clear video strategy. On Monday…digiday.com
NEW YORKER VIDEO
Watch The New Yorker videos on video.the new yorker.com. The New Yorker offers a signature mix of reporting and…video.newyorker.com
In the past year, The New Yorker has grown its internal video team from two to four employees, most recently with the…digiday.com
Vox Explainer Series
Vox is a general interest news site for the 21st century. Its mission is simple: Explain the news. Politics, public…www.vox.com
Producing feature-length docs and character-driven shorts to experiential VR pieces — lots of innovation and mixing advocacy into the jorunalism mix“We tell stories of resilience that move audiences to take action”.
We create award-winning documentaries that have the power to change the world. From feature-length docs and character…www.ryot.org
Shot on an iphone 6
www. vrse.com is a leading VR company, “whose mission is to tell extraordinary stories in virtual reality. Vrse uses custom-built tools and their own VR app to create and distribute the most innovative, story-driven experiences in VR today.” Has produced high-profile collaborations with The New York Times, the United Nations and Vice.
War has driven 30 million children from their homes. These are the stories of three of them.vrse.com
We definitely recommend downloading the app and viewing AJ+ there, video heavy content from short and mid form docs to short explainers.
AJ+ is a fresh experience. It's here to inform and engage you around issues that matter. It's a community, for you, a…ajplus.net
Short Docs from AJ+:
Animated Explainers & Shorts from AJ+:
Digital originals, commentary, explainers, mini-docs
Real Future: is Fusion’s new documentary series about technology and society.
"Vocaloids," digital singers created by voice-synthesizing music software and animated with CGI avatars, are one of the…fusion.net
You do need to be a subscriber to view most of Media Storm’s Films. It’s worth it.
MediaStorm's online publication is an eclectic showcase for multimedia storytelling. The goal is to tell the story of…mediastorm.com
Los Angeles Time Video
Video and shorts featuring breaking news, investigative journalism, interviews and more.www.latimes.com
My favourite are the The Times reports — In-depth interviews, commentary and video essays from Los Angeles Times reporters.
Wall Street Journal
Some Europeans have started the "hug a Brit" campaign to convince the U.K. to stay in the European Union. One small…www.wsj.com
More from Aljazeera
Both of the links below are broadcast programmes — but you can also watch them online
An inspiring documentary series that brings world issues into focus through compelling human stories.www.aljazeera.com