Live from the Scene: Newspaper Web Sites Take on Television - Newspaper Association of America: Advancing Newspaper Media for the 21st Century:
"The time has come when a newspaper reporter can pull out a miniature video camera from her pocket and instantly live stream video to a newspaper’s Web site from wherever she is — in a field, from city hall, or on a campaign bus. Garfield has been shooting such video for more than a year using just a Web-enabled cell phone and a simple Web application.Nice article by Paul Berger.
The benefits of such a capability are obvious. Reporters can gather video reports whenever and wherever they are, unhindered by the constraints of bulky or expensive equipment. Viewers can watch real-time news unfold while journalists gather material for a Web or print story.
At last, smaller newspapers can compete with their larger print and broadcast rivals at minimal expense."
I enjoyed talking with him and he recounts a couple of interesting stories that I told him. He didn't send me a draft of the article though, so I'll have to point out the inaccuracies here:
I call it 'reporting by wandering around.'Sending these along to the writer... :-)
If you are close enough to the microphone, the sound is going to be very good.
Viewers communicate with the cameraman via web chat.
Qik automatically sends out a twitter message when I start a live broadcast.
You have to manually upload a video to YouTube.
Update: Corrections being made this afternoon.
Read more on the subject from the Newspaper Association of America here, Zooming In on Online Video.