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Washington Post's Chris Cillizza Advice to Journos: Serve a Bounty of Content, Like a Late Night Las Vegas Buffet

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WASHINGTON -- The days of newspapers serving up just "meat and potatoes" are over and it is essential for journalists to serve a "buffet" of content, says Chris Cillizza, The Washington Post  political editor/blogger and video personality.  He likens the essential offerings of media to an exotic and bountiful 3:00 a.m. dinner buffet in Las Vegas.


Cillizza was the featured speaker at last week's Beet.TV Online Video Journalism Summit at The Washington Post.  We have published a five-minute segment from our 20 minute fireside chat.

He speaks about the unique opportunities for video and newspapers.  He reflects on success and failures of web video at the Post.  He comments on the high profile flop of Mouthpiece Theater, a satirical series he did with Dana Milbank, along with the success of  The Fast Fix, daily video segment co-produced with Yahoo! which is getting as many as a million video views per day.

About the Summit -- Many Thanks

Just a quick note to thank Chris Cillizza for participating, Alex Werpin of TVNewser for helping me moderate, to Jennifer Lee at the Washington Post, our sponsor Brightcove, our live streaming partner Livestream and especially our wonderful panel which included:

Ann Derry, The New York Times; Stokes Young, msnbc.com; Kevin Roach, The Associated Press; Mike Toppo, CNN.com; Anna Robertson, Yahoo! Video; Jeff Whatcott, Brightcove; Mark Larkin, CBSnews.com and Mike Stephanovich, Reuters Insider.

We will be publishing a number of segments from the session over the next couple of weeks.  You can find the entire two-hour program on Beet.TV and on our Livestream channel.

Andy Plesser