TimesCast captures newsroom missteps.
Last month the New York Times launched TimesCast, a daily video produced during morning meetings in the newsroom. The mini program summarizes major stories and includes interviews with the staff, offering readers a peek at the paper’s inner workings. The idea was to jump on the technology train in order to showcase the Times‘ journalism, taking a unique stab at transparency. As anyone could guess, “uncut” newsroom footage is a stretch from the cool, polished reporting the Times is known best for. Several recent incidents – heated Tweets, sensitive discourse, fumbled facts – highlight the difficulties in introducing less-forgiving, real-time platforms for newsgathering.
Read more from NYT‘s public editor Clark Hoyt at nytimes.com.