Watching the ghastly war unfold this weekend in Georgia between Georgian and Russian troops over the breakaway region of Ossetia, we found Reuters reports to be widely used online including by the The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
The speed, technical and editorial quality of this coverage is impressive.
Earlier this year, I interviewed Victor Antoine, the top Reuters TV editor for the Americas. He outlines the Reuters strategy of building a multimedia news gathering operation with considerable local and regional focus.
Seems that the planning has worked out well, as dramatic video of this new war is being delivered to many millions around the globe, both online and offline. Pasted below is a Reuters report published today on the Wall Street Journal.
By the way, Reuters videos can be shared via embed code.
— Andy Plesser, Executive Producer
Posted on Beet.TV on Sunday, August 10, 2008http://www.beet.tv/2008/08/reuters-brings.html