YouTube finally recognizes vertical video as a real thing

Lots happened over the summer in the tech world, one of the biggest changes was that YouTube adapted its web player to allow to different aspect ratios — including vertical video. While mobile has been adapting for a few months, it’s new for the desktop.

There’s quite a bit that was written about it in the past few weeks. Here are 5 articles to catch you up in case you missed it.

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Aaron is in his 20th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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