According to Journalism.co.uk, the Guardian is looking to spend £1 million in video production and hiring relevant production staff.
Currently self-taught reporters and camera people put projects together.
“We don’t think we can go forward without proper resources and reporters,” he said.
(insert mike myers Dr Evil style voice) One Million pounds!
What could you do with a million pounds worth of investment in digital newspaper video? (okay I know that a million squid doesn’t buy much in the way of underlying infrastructure – servers and pipes etc but it’s still a hell of a lot of money)
Here are two options:
- Recreate a TV news station so that you can output lots of content rather than sell it to others like, say, Newsnight
- Invest in lots of great kit and train every Guardian reporter and journalist to use it.
I wonder which one the guardian will chose.