Sound of Business

#1 Finding the Truth through Video Journalism with NY Times Video Analyst Christoph Köttl

June 30, 2020 Michael Friedl Season 1 Episode 2
Sound of Business
#1 Finding the Truth through Video Journalism with NY Times Video Analyst Christoph Köttl
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Sound of Business
#1 Finding the Truth through Video Journalism with NY Times Video Analyst Christoph Köttl
Jun 30, 2020 Season 1 Episode 2
Michael Friedl

It has become more and more common to consume news and media digitally and on the go. We want to be up to date whenever and wherever we are. Not only has the need for availability and actuality increased but also our primary source of information has shifted away from the morning newspaper and the evening news program to a vast array of platforms with infinite and unregulated content creators. We are thus more independent than ever in choosing whom we want to trust and which information, we want to believe in. 

With this freedom to choose our own source or even create our own content comes also comes the responsibility to identify the factual truth. With a simple click, we share pictures, videos, statements and ideas and support its spread among our peers and the world. Regardless whether it is true or not a story that goes “viral” can very quickly have implications on people’s lives, businesses and even politics. 

Within that spectrum, videos are taking a particularly relevant position as we easily connect with the moving image, the emotions and situations shown and we are more likely to believe a situation that we see unfold “right in front of our eye”

The famous New York Times has established a team of very specific video journalist with a particular skill set who specialize in analyzing video based stories, verifying their authenticity and given a holistic context of a situation always hunting – the truth! 

Christoph Köttl, a fellow Austrian is one of those video journalists and in our first podcast episode, he will share with us insights in his very personal and professional battle against misinformation and fake news. This is the story of Christoph Köttl, This is the Sound of Business! 

Show Notes

It has become more and more common to consume news and media digitally and on the go. We want to be up to date whenever and wherever we are. Not only has the need for availability and actuality increased but also our primary source of information has shifted away from the morning newspaper and the evening news program to a vast array of platforms with infinite and unregulated content creators. We are thus more independent than ever in choosing whom we want to trust and which information, we want to believe in. 

With this freedom to choose our own source or even create our own content comes also comes the responsibility to identify the factual truth. With a simple click, we share pictures, videos, statements and ideas and support its spread among our peers and the world. Regardless whether it is true or not a story that goes “viral” can very quickly have implications on people’s lives, businesses and even politics. 

Within that spectrum, videos are taking a particularly relevant position as we easily connect with the moving image, the emotions and situations shown and we are more likely to believe a situation that we see unfold “right in front of our eye”

The famous New York Times has established a team of very specific video journalist with a particular skill set who specialize in analyzing video based stories, verifying their authenticity and given a holistic context of a situation always hunting – the truth! 

Christoph Köttl, a fellow Austrian is one of those video journalists and in our first podcast episode, he will share with us insights in his very personal and professional battle against misinformation and fake news. This is the story of Christoph Köttl, This is the Sound of Business!