The Wall Street Journal is starting to become a big player when it comes to appointment Web video.
The company’s digital division has launched Opinion Journal Live, a live daily Web series centered on the conservative-leaning newspapers signature commentary. That show joins the Journal’s growing roster of daily originals, which include the news oriented The News Hub, which debuted along with WSJ.com’s new video player last November, as well as the technology-focused Digits, which premiered back in February.
Opinion Journal Live will showcase the newspaper’s editorial page and its various contributors; the shows hosts are James Freeman, assistant editor of the Journal’s editorial page and editorial board member Jason Riley. The two will conduct regular interviews with op-ed contributors, and various Journal staffers will provide topical commentary-- including deputy editorial page editor Daniel Henninger, economics writer Stephen Moore, and the Washington D.C. -based columnist Kimberley Strassel.
Down the road, Opinion Journal Live will delve into key political races and international news, said officials.