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Sun-Times expands video news site

By Jake Mazanke

The Chicago Sun-Times will in the next month launch eight shows on its new online programming and video web site, CSTtv, the paper’s editor, Jim Kirk, said in an interview with Loyola University Chicago School of Communication students.

As traditional print newspapers like the Sun-Times lose readers to the Internet, Kirk and his staff are adhering to a 24/7 “web first” focus. Already, the Sun-Times is launching new sites like the politics portal, “Early and Often,” and the fast-growing highschoolcubenews.com, which publishes breaking preps sports coverage from its family of suburban newspapers throughout the Chicago area.

Kirk said the Sun-Times is using video to better engage with readers. CSTtv will aim to contain two-to-four minute clips, which try and spark the interest of specific audiences in hopes of capturing a small but loyal following, he said

“Video is huge,” Kirk told about 20 students from Prof. Bruce Japsen’s reporting and writing class last Wednesday. “There will be a day when print will go away.”

The Chicago Sun-Times runs a 24/7 news video web site.

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