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“We give the context and credibility of professional video journalism,” says its cofounder, “and mix that with the authenticity and originality of crowdsourcing.”
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The Times doesn’t want to be “so serious all the time that you end up being just a dreadful bore at the dinner party, you know? Nobody wants that, either. We want to be entertaining as well, we want to have some fun. It doesn’t have to all be heavy and brooding.”
WorldStream, the Journal’s stream of brief videos built on Tout, is getting premium ad rates and substantial audience numbers.