11/24/2014 11:14 am ET Updated Nov 24, 2014

How Vine Went From Comedy Video App To Popular Journalism Tool


Just before Channel 4 News’s chief correspondent Alex Thomson set off on a reporting assignment to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone earlier this month, one of the show’s digital producers pulled him aside and suggested he should “do some Vines” while he was there. “I looked at him blankly,” says Thomson. “Images of vineyards floated into my head.”

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