This morning we began a project we have been awaiting with great anticipation- taking The Newark Star Ledger into the world of video.
The Star Ledger is the 15th largest newspaper in the country, and the dominant paper in New Jersey.
It’s an enormous challenge for us. We’re going to take both the still photographers and the written word folks into the realm of digital journalism, which encompasses both text and images (still and moving). It’s a new way to think about reporting, but one commensurate with the current state of technology – both in terms of acquisition as well as online and hard distribution. We think its going to be a very exciting time.
Today was the first day, and we have a long path ahead of us, but we’ll keep you posted on our progress.
New Jersey is often referred to as The Bellwether State. It’s a kind of microcosm of the nation, and what works in Jersey first works in the rest of America later. We think this applies to the new world of digital journalism as well.