Wednesday, October 27, 2010

BoingBoing Cuts Back on Original Video

Oh, no! One of the better sites for original videojournalism has announced it's "dialed back significantly from producing original daily packages to presenting mostly other's videos."

In an interview with (below), BoingBoing co-editor David Pescovitz says that the quirky tech/culture blog is slowing down original video production and focusing on curating videos from other Websites.

This is despite the fact that its own evergreen videos are finding an audience, even in off-site syndication on Virgin American airlines.

We're sorry to hear this, since, like the BoingBoing site itself, their videos are smart, quirky, and passionate. Here are a couple we showcased on KobreGuide to the Web's Best Videojournalism:

A Privileged Marriage: Elizabeth Holzer, who is Jewish, married Friedel Pschorr, a wealthy Aryan, which saved her life in Nazi Germany. Now 98, she reflects on their intense love story.

Mardi Gras 1956: Through My Father's Lens: Posthumously discovered photos of a long-ago holiday parade help an artist discover her dad's secret passion, and cherish his memory.

We understand that original video storytelling of this caliber is labor-intensive and requires a commitment of resources. Still, we hope that BoingBoing will continue to generate more high quality videojournalism.

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