Thursday, January 18, 2007

How's your CMS handle video?

Adrian Holovaty writes about newspaper content management systems in A fundamental way newspaper sites need to change . He explains that rigid content management systems that identify every entry as a "story" get in the way of useful database publishing.

But his arguments also apply to video on newspaper websites. We really need to get video, photo, story, graphic, raw data and archives all together. Arguments for lo-fi video to go with stories are specious until we can post the video with the story, instead of some player on another page.

3 comments:

Swearenger said...

Um, bakersfield does have embeded video on its stories.

Chuck Fadely said...

Yes. Props to them. How many other paper web sites do?

multimediajournalism said...

roanoke has embedded players on its stories too.