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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Online Media Notebook

A few things I've seen in the past week or so:

• Epic 2014 — an 8 minute Flash movie from 2004 about Googlezon and the future of media. Columbia Journalism School Dean and Poynter Prof Sree Sreenivasan writes on the Poynter Web Tips that everybody in the media world has already watched this, but I just saw it this week. Its creators, Robin Sloane and Matt Thompson, keep a blog called Snarkmarket.

• Carla Passino writes to the Poynter Web Tips list a post called Blog, or else:

Journalists must blog to maintain reader loyalty. This, in a nutshell, is the message that Google's European Vice President, Nikesh Arora, conveyed to Press Gazette, Britain's journalism Bible.

"All journalists who are going to be in this business for a while need to become bloggers," he told Press Gazette, explaining that blogs allow writers to turn themselves into brands and fend off competition.

• My friend and mentor and former boss Alison Bechdel, of Dykes to Watch Out For cartoon fame, has vaulted into the world of videoblogging with an informative (and, yes, accurate) You Tube video about her creative process. Fun Home, Alison's graphic memoir about her family and childhood comes out June 1. We got a review copy in the office but I unselfishly passed it along to a less biased reviewer. I can't wait to read the whole thing (as opposed to the bits and pieces I've managed to sneak peaks at over the past few years).

Anyhow, Alison's got this video on her site that's great, if a little fuzzy. I wish more Vermont artists would do stuff like this.

April 20, 2006 at 08:56 PM in Media/Keeping an eye on the competition | Permalink


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Wow, that Epic 2014 was really interesting. Thanks for posting that.

Posted by: evening | Apr 21, 2006 8:05:11 AM

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