First, a survey from TubeMogul indicates that newspaper websites have now surpassed TV sites when it comes to total number of minutes people spend viewing online video.
For the 3rd quarter of 2010, newspapers racked up 313 million minutes of viewing and those watching on TV sites streamed 290 million minutes of video.
The study goes on to say that newspapers upload far more videos than their TV brethren. In fact, newspaper websites featured just under 500,000 videos compared to fewer than 200,000 on TV sites. Wow!
The second bit of news comes is that — for the first time — a newspaper multimedia project won a top award at the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards for broadcast journalism.
Bottoming Out: Gambling Addiction in Las Vegas from the Las Vegas Sun newspaper included a video diary, internet chat and an interactive aspect to it that centered on slot machines that ran with text.
The project was one of 13 winners, which recognize excellence in broadcast journalism.
Yes, the Las Vegas Sun — and yes, broadcast journalism. Think about it.