This episode of Traditional Media in Transition features Andrew Michael Baron of Rocketboom, one of the earliest video podcasts. Rocketboom is a daily international news program, based in New York City, covering a wide range of information and commentary from top news stories to contemporary Internet culture.
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Andrew Baron today announced that Joanne Colan was leaving the influential video podcast, after nearly three years with the show: Today I am so sad to say farewell to Joanne from Rocketboom! Joanne was really, really excellent at what she did here, she will be missed. Keep your eyes open for announcements from Joanne on [...]
Professional podcast training event company and publisher The Podcast Academy is “opening the vault” for a week, offering for sale a set of audio recordings of all the sessions, panels, and keynote addresses from the 2006, 2007, and 2008 New Media Expo. “I decided to offer a historical look at podcasting,” said Podcast Academy editor-in-chief [...]
How long is four years? Well, if you’re a child, being four years old makes you old enough to dress yourself, make your own bed, maybe go to preschool. If you’re a Presidential term, four years brings you back to re-election time, or limps to the end of your lame duck phase, depending. If you’re [...]
Rocketboom has announced a big distribution and advertising deal with Sony Pictures, giving the daily video blog exposure and promotion across all of Sony’s IP universe: via PS/3, Bravia TV and Crackle.
We talked with Rocketboom creator Andrew Michael Baron about the deal, the future of Rocketboom and more.
Andrew Baron, creator of New York-based daily video podcast Rocketboom, sent us a note this morning, and asked that we spread the word about some job openings there: “Rocketboom is expanding its content offerings and looking to hire several writers to join a daily team of writers for the online show. We’re looking for extremely [...]
Rocketboom host Joanne Colan is leaving the show, according to a report in Valleywag: According to a source at the Creative Artists Agency, host Joanne Colan is leaving Rocketboom, one of the Internet’s first prominent news videoblogs. During her tenure, Colan never managed to transform the show (directed by creator Andrew Baron) from a quirky [...]
Rocketboom founder Andrew Michael Baron has announced that he’s auctioning off his Twitter account: Baron is effectively wanting to monetize the attention that his Twitter account receives. Per the eBay auction: The winner of this auction gets my account with all of my followers. The account is in my name now, but the winner of [...]
When we talked with Rocketboom’s Andrew Baron recently, he cited the idea of creating a spectacle as one of the ways to create great viral video. “Videos of spectacle translate on the net,” notes Baron, “An idea that is very original and unique, while extreme, can be videotaped and put up on YouTube to get [...]
TechCrunch published a controversial piece of linkbait over the Thanksgiving holiday on the “secret” strategies behind successful viral videos. The essay, by Dan Ackerman Greenberg, suggested that the days of indie video podcasts like Ask A Ninja becoming viral hits through hard work and creativity are gone. “The Wild West days of Lonely Girl and [...]