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Newsy aggregates news in video

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Check out the newsyvideo approach used by Newsy.com, a new site that combines print, TV and online content into short video summaries of the day’s news.

They have just hired Pam Maples, former managing editor for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and STLtoday.com as VP for editorial. Before St. Louis, Maples was Maples was assistant managing editor of investigations at The Dallas Morning News.

In October, Newsy.com’s news app reached #6 on the list of free apps in the News category in the iTunes App Store.

Newsy.com began life in San Francisco and then in June moved to Columbia, MO. Newsy president Jim Spender explained to BusinessWeek: “We moved here because we wanted to put our company in the smartest, most economically viable place that we could. Smartest means across the street from the University of Missouri Journalism School. Columbia provided a huge cost savings. This would have cost us four to five times more to have built in the Bay Area.”

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Written by mroberts8

11/04/2009 at 4:40 pm

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