Want to get your politics when you want, rather than in the snappy 5 second soundbites you get from mainstream news? You can subscribe to podcasts of both the 2008 Republican National Convention (iTunes link) and the Democratic National Convention and get the party line on demand. Or – if you think that party rhetoric […]
YouTube is looking for citizen journalists.
“People around the world have been using YouTube to report on the events and issues affecting their lives, shedding light on stories that might otherwise not be told and offering new perspectives on events covered by the traditional media,” notes YouTube’s Olivia M. “To highlight these journalists on YouTube, we’re announcing the launch of the Reporter channel type.”
YouTube plans to create a special browse page to highlight “Reporter” channel content.
A reminder that there’s a podcast for just about anything: Flyers worried about being able to remember what they can and cannot take in and out of the UK have received aid in the form of a podcast. Downloadable from the HM Revenue & Customs website, the free audio podcast sees customs expert Mark Fuchter […]
YouTube’s newly-minted News Manager Olivia M. has announced the launch of a citizen journalism channel on the site, called Citizen News. Explains Olivia, the proliferation of inexpensive and easy-to-use media tools (blog engines, video cameras, multi-function mobile phones, etc.) has sparked a boom in user-generated news coverage. “[T]here’s an amazing amount of news being reported […]
Doug Kaye, founder of volunteer network PodCorps, has clued us in on another one-time opportunity for podcasters. The New York Times needs local “radio producers” to gather audio interviews on Super Tuesday, February 5th, 2008, in the following states: Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California (Northern & Southern) Colorado Connecticut Delaware Georgia Idaho Illinois Kansas Massachusets […]
Dial-up Internet access is disappearing as barrier to the adoption of podcasting, video podcasting and other Internet media. Seventy-two percent of U.S. adults now have access to a broadband connection and more than half of American households now subscribe to broadband, according to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). ‚ÄúWith 20 percent of non-broadband subscribers expecting […]
Google has introduced a new podcast, the Google Developer Podcast. The podcast is hosted by Dick Wall and Carl Quinn, two Googlers that are part of the Java Posse podcast. Topics covered will include: Interviews with Google engineers, discussing areas of their expertise New features, applications, and APIs that matter to developers Open source projects […]
NASA has launched a new video podcast, NASA EDGE, that provides an offbeat look at the nation’s aerospace program. The hosts of NASA EDGE offer an unscripted take on the latest events at NASA. Chris Giersch and Blair Allen host the show, with Franklin Fitzgerald as its news anchor. In the latest episode, Giersch and […]
Advertisers in the UK are spending more on Internet advertising than on newspapers ads. Spending on UK internet advertising surged in 2006, overtaking newspaper ads for the first time, according to a new report from the UK Internet Advertising Bureau. Online advertising expenditure jumped 41.2% to ¬£2.01bn during the year. In contrast, spending on national […]
New Assignment’s David Cohn has suggested 9 ways you can blog, vlog or podcast about tomorrow’s elections: At Betsy Devine‚Äôs blog you can learn more about ‚Äúsnapping the leaflets,‚Äù a project to document what propaganda voters are subject to days before the election. Video The Vote is an organized effort, using camera phones and video, […]