The Future of Video News?

MSN has a beta version up of its choose-your-own-news video service. (requires a broadband connection, registration, Windows Media Player 9.0, and watching a 30 sec. ad)

The idea: you select what news items you want to view, then only receive those (bye-bye Michael Jackson updates). Sort of like a video blog. Perhaps in the not-so-distant future, we can select also what news outlet we want to see covering that story…

Right now, there’s a mini-story there about the Israeli confiscation of dancing Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein dolls. The anchorwoman can’t stop laughing at the gyrating terror duo long enough to finish her text!