Irish News goes Video

The Irish News today launches their daily online video reports today. All you need is a broadband connection to view them. The first report is on the death of Michael Ferguson. According to their report [subs needed],

The Irish News today enters a new era as it becomes the first newspaper in Ireland to offer daily video news reports on its website.
The service is free to all Irish News readers, who can simply log on to www.irishnews.com to watch the video reports at any time of the day.
Andrea Devlin, the paper’s new video journalist, shoots and edits her news packages using the latest broadcasting technology.
The video reports are then streamed from The Irish News website and will be available each morning.

Irish News managing director Dominic Fitzpatrick said the company “is keen to embrace all the opportunities of the internet age” and is willing to invest in new technology to expand the unique strengths of the paper.
“Some people see the internet as a threat to newspapers,” he said.
“We see it as an opportunity.
“We want to give our readers the chance to experience great Irish News stories in as many ways as possible, and I look forward to further developments in the future.’’

Irish News editor Noel Doran said the new development came at an exciting time for the paper. “This is another big step forward for the paper, after our recent set of extremely strong circulation figures, so I think that we are in a particularly exciting period,” he said.