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.

VICE

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.

DAZED MAGAZINE

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

ECONOMIST FILMS

“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.”

NEW YORKER VIDEO

Vox Explainer Series

For example…

RYOT

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”.

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Vrse

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.

AJ+

We definitely recommend downloading the app and viewing AJ+ there, video heavy content from short and mid form docs to short explainers.

Short Docs from AJ+:

Animated Explainers & Shorts from AJ+:

FUSION

Digital originals, commentary, explainers, mini-docs

Real Future: is Fusion’s new documentary series about technology and society.

Media Storm

You do need to be a subscriber to view most of Media Storm’s Films. It’s worth it.

Los Angeles Time Video

My favourite are the The Times reports — In-depth interviews, commentary and video essays from Los Angeles Times reporters.

Wall Street Journal

More from Aljazeera

Both of the links below are broadcast programmes — but you can also watch them online

Aljazeera Witness

Aljazeera 101 East