RJI Futures Lab update #131

Experimenting with vertical video

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News organizations like Mashable and The New York Times have published experiments with video optimized for vertical smartphone screens, while AJ+ has embraced square video as a way to serve both mobile and desktop viewers. Our report explains some of the reasoning and challenges involved. It also provides an example of how traditional news video might look if turned in a new direction.

(We strongly encourage you to check it out using your smartphone.) 

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