How do news organizations define video? How do they produce video? What is their return on investment? Those are the three questions the Tow Center for Digital Journalism set out to answer when its Video Now project visited newsrooms across the United States to interview and observe reporters and editors producing video journalism.
Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism has announced the first round of projects backed by The Tow Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The mandate of the Tow/Knight program was to study three themes that are central to the future of journalism: how to measure the impact of journalism in a digital media environment; what does it mean to be ‘transparent,’ for media and those the media hold to account; and how can data be better understood and incorporated into the practice of journalism?