News Video Study: Roo’s ‘Bloody Mess’, BBC ‘Too Traditional’

City University electronic publishing academic Neil Thurman presented a paper on online news video at the ninth International Symposium on Online Journalism in Texas at the weekend. Though previous papers have been hampered by reliance on out-of-date contributions, interviews for Thurman’s latest were conducted with digital news bosses just a few months ago, and delightfully lift the lid on this emerging business. Amongst the juicy highlights, web video vendor Roo gets a kicking… editor Steve Purcell: “The promises that were made by [our content partner, Roo Media] didn