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Archive for April, 2006

Local TV Encouraged to Embrace Citizen Media

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

This from a larger Advertising Age story:
Local TV stations are missing a revolutionary opportunity by not buying into the consumer-created video-content craze, media analyst Tom Wolzien told last week’s Television Bureau of Advertising conference.
Media analyst Tom Wolzien emphasized that video-camera-equipped consumers are potentially major content providers for local broadcasters who understand how to [...]

Congress’ Net Neutrality Bill Update at

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006 has an update on the Net Neutrality debate in Congress. Here are the first two paragraphs:
Partisan wrangling over Net neutrality heated up on Tuesday, with Democrats pledging a fight over a broadband bill they say will mean extra fees and content restrictions on the Internet.
A committee vote is expected Wednesday on a Republican-backed [...]

PJNet Conference Maps; Make Your Own Maps

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

In an earlier post I mentioned that I tried Platial, The People’s Atlas, but had some problems getting all the map sites to work here at PJNet. Well, the folks at Platial came to the rescue and fixed the map, and here it is. Nice of them. I am still not sure what went wrong, [...]

What Cost Paradise? Excellent Multi-Media Series

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Naples Daily News in Florida shows power of multi-media with high impact series: “Paradise –At What Cost?” It is a year-long look at the affordable housing shortage, the underlying problem and the search for a viable solution.
Series uses print, podcasts, video, reader comments, community vignettes and polls and demonstrates the editorial power of [...]

Local TV Stations Told: Must Confront Digital Threat

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Ad Age reports
New digital video distribution technologies pose a dire threat to local TV stations and owner/operators must move rapidly to protect their businesses, attendees at last week’s Television Bureau of Advertising Marketing Conference were told.
Beth Comstock, president for digital media and marketing development at NBC Universal, tells audience:

“this isn’t just about driving growth, it’s [...]