YouTube is not television. But, so much news content on YouTube is taken straight from television and transferred directly to the web.
YouTube doesn’t require that videos fit a certain time slot – they can run as long as they deserve to run.
With this in mind, an ABC News Digital colleague and I recently pitched a number of ideas for short YouTube documentaries. They would be tailor-made for YouTube and we didn’t have to worry about referring to the television rule book.
I’ve created five of these videos and the first went live about a week ago. This video looks at the Japanese-English bilingual program that a school in Brisbane is running. I’d seen a story on the program when it was launched four and a half years ago and I was interested to see how far the children had progressed.
Anyway, here’s the video.
Here are some tweets from people who have seen it:
I'm a bit late to the party, but this is a great short doc. Well done!
— Daniel Hurst (@danielhurstbne) September 4, 2018
— Kumi Taguchi | 田口久実 (@kumitaguchi) August 24, 2018
If you're looking for something different to the events of today – check out this great story from @bigkamo and @abcnews. Close your eyes and you'll think you're in Japan – open them and see that it's a school in Queensland. これが好きです! https://t.co/YXiSpDe322
— Jake Sturmer (@JakeSturmer) August 23, 2018