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VIDEOS OF THE DAY: The Past And Future Of The British Press
March 2, 2012
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Two venerable institutions of the British press have released new videos that look at their own roles in the media landscape, one that commemorates the past and one that looks to the future.

The BBC has compiled a homage to Bush House, the iconic London building that has served as the headquarters for the broadcaster's World Service since 1940, but which will soon be left empty when all of its foreign language services relocate to the BBC's Broadcasting House this summer.

In an adieu to their long-time workplace and in honour of the World Service's 80th anniversary, staff members have compiled this look back at what makes Bush House special:

But while the BBC looks to its past, The Guardian, one of the U.K.'s most esteemed broadsheet newspapers (which has been publishing since 1821) is promoting its notion of the future, what it's calling "open journalism": The idea that a newspaper can harness new technology and social media to tell stories in better ways, by drawing on knowledge and information from a wide variety of sources in record time.

The Guardian is not the first print media outlet to try to figure out how newspapers will remain relevant in the 21st century, but it is likely the first to use a high-production video about the Three Little Pigs to make the case:








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