How local papers are looking 'over the top' as part of a new model for video - Columbia Journalism Review

The governor comes to Big Beaver Elementary. A rescue crew pulls a body from the Ohio River. There’s a rally to end prescription drug abuse, and news that a local animal shelter is at maximum capacity. No, this isn’t the rundown for a local nightly newscast somewhere in western Pennsylvania. They are video news clips out of Beaver County, population 170,000, just outside Pittsburgh along the Ohio border, but there’s something different about them: There’s no anchor or on-screen reporter, and if there’s any narration at all it’s void of that familiar newscaster voice inflection. That’s because these segments are produced by the local newspaper, The Beaver County Times, for its channel on the Roku streaming media player, a set-top box that’s a favorite of cord-cutters. via How local papers are looking 'over the top' as part of a new model for video - Columbia Journalism Review.