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Maria Aragon vs. James Richardson

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Together these two names are responsible for an impressive 10% of all of our video views this year.

And this week, something happened that I never thought possible. A video knocked Maria Aragon AND a 2011 flood video from the top two positions as the number one viewed video on our website this year to date.

The video? Our fun infotainment piece on the new James A. Richardson International Airport featuring Free Press reporter Geoff Kirbyson.

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No one can deny Maria Aragon's amazing and international rise to fame was an impressive sight to see. We produced eight videos about her and four of them are in the top 15 views videos of the year.

What surprised me was the incredible interest in the new airport terminal.

We did four videos on the terminal in total, three of them in the last week, and they all received massive hits. It's nice to see the level of interest there is in the biggest construction project in Winnipeg's history.

Judging by the reaction in Tania Kohut's video (http://bcove.me/vs77ak9c) from Sunday, travellers love the terminal 'just the way it is' -- ahem.

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About Tyler Walsh

After a short but successful stint on CKND-TV's The Great Spelling Bee in 1993, Tyler Walsh knew the bright lights of television were in his future. That was before the World Wide Web came along. He lived the dream for five years, working as a news producer at Global Television in Winnipeg. Never one to back away from a challenge, Tyler left the TV business behind and joined the Winnipeg Free Press in 2008 as the company's first Multimedia Editor. He's worked with the online team and photo department to shape and grow the video product at winnipegfreepress.com, which now includes live streaming video, documentary features and live and interactive events from Canada's first News Café, which is where you'll find Tyler and other members of the online team. Feel free to drop by 237 McDermot Avenue and engage Tyler in conversation about one of three topics: Video editing, curling or Star Trek.

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