Forget short attention spans, The Economist is going long on digital video

While most publishers are trying to figure out how to get video shorter to distribute on platforms like Facebook and Snapchat, The Economist is betting on a long-form approach. Its 4-month-old, 10-person video division, called The Economist Films, has spent the summer experimenting with video and settled on an approach that goes in depth on big topics, typically 12-15 minutes.Read the full article

Prison: Breaking the cycle

Economist Films: More former prisoners are reoffending than ever before. We reveal the latest efforts to break the cycle in the first episode of our new Economist Films series. Economist Films expresses The Economist’s globally curious outlook in the form of short, mind-stretching documentaries. To watch more visit http://www.economist.com/films Subscribe NOW to The Economist: http://econ.st/1Fsu2Vj Get more from The Economist Follow us: https://twitter.com/TheEconomist Like us: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist View photos: https://instagram.com/theeconomist/ The Economist videos give authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.


The drone pilots making the world a better place

Economist Films: Meet the people pioneering new careers as drone pilots, from the South African savannah to the building sites of California. “Drone Rangers” is the first film in our new “Future Works” series, which looks at the jobs of tomorrow being done today. Economist Films is a new venture that expresses The Economist’s globally curious outlook in the form of short, mind-stretching documentaries. To watch more visit http://www.economist.com/films Subscribe NOW to The Economist: http://econ.st/1Fsu2Vj Get more The Economist Follow us: https://twitter.com/TheEconomist Like us: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist View photos: https://instagram.com/theeconomist/ The Economist videos give authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.


The World If… malaria drugs stop working

Malaria is one of the world’s biggest killers. And our best weapon against it is at risk. We’re in a race against evolution – but what happens if we lose? Find out in the latest release from Economist Films: http://econ.st/1U9GNXR The World If is our new companion to our annual compilation of predictions for the year ahead, The World In. The difference is that these are not forecasts but scenarios. Explore more via our hub: http://econ.st/1LTfgXQ To watch more videos from Economist Films visit: http://econ.st/1U9GNXR Subscribe NOW to The Economist: http://econ.st/1Fsu2Vj Get more The Economist Follow us: https://twitter.com/TheEconomist Like us: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist View photos: https://instagram.com/theeconomist/ The Economist videos give authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.