About the video "pivot" in progress
Mic is yet another site laying off writers to hire video people:
Mic laid off 25 employees on Thursday as part of a restructuring that will see the company shift its focus to video and other forms of visual journalism, according to an internal memo.
Or, as Poynter’s Benjamin Mullin puts it:
Fewer people typing and editing words, more people shooting and editing video.
And yet, this really shouldn’t be a surprise. The internet is, unlike print, a truly multimedia medium – and yet most sites default to text, That’s partially due to long habit derived from the print days, and partially through technology not allowing easy and cheap production — and consumption — of video.
What we’re seeing is as much a rebalancing of the types of content produced.
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