NPR logo

YouTube's Amateur Video Revolution May Be Over

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6576089/6576656" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
YouTube's Amateur Video Revolution May Be Over

YouTube's Amateur Video Revolution May Be Over

YouTube's Amateur Video Revolution May Be Over

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6576089/6576656" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Web sites like YouTube turned any wanna-be director with a video camera and an internet connection into a full-fledged broadcaster and has left most of main stream media struggling to keep up. But author Scott Kirsner argues in his op-ed in Sunday's San Jose Mercury News that the online video pendulum is swinging from quirky home videos back to professional grade quality.

Guest:

Scott Kirsner, Op-ed in Sunday's San Jose Mercury News; Edits the blog CinemaTech; Author of the book The Future of Web Video