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The Washington Post embraces vertical video.

The Washington Post embraces vertical video.

Vertical Video barbarism infects the Washington Post

On Monday, the Post published a minute-long vertical video about the importance of Super Tuesday, which was told with animated graphics and meant to be watched with the sound off. The video, produced by politics video editor Sarah Parnass, is the latest in a series of “Know Its,” the Post’s name for its vertical video explainers.

Much as it pains me, vertical video is here to stay. It’s another consequence of the mobile shift.


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Adam Tinworth   Adam Tinworth

Adam has been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 25. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better, more engaged online journalism.


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