New Media Organizations

Local Is Global: PodcasterCon Activist Turns Coworking Entrepreneur

Feb 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, New Media Organizations, Podcasting, The New Media Update

It was a nice surprise last week to hear podcasting event pioneer Brian Russell being interviewed on American Public Media’s Marketplace program. As you may remember, Russell organized one of the first “open space” podcasting conferences, PodcasterCon, back in January 2006 (about 8 months before the first of dozens of PodCamps debuted). He was also […]

Association for Downloadable Media Members Adopt Standards and Measurement Guidelines

Feb 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: New Media Organizations, Podcasting, Video Podcasts

The Association for Downloadable Media (ADM) today released a list of association members from across the downloadable and new media industry, all of whom are in voluntary support of the preliminary standards and guidelines agreed upon by the organization. ADM officials characterize this as “another step toward creating a landscape favorable to the commercialization” of […]

Corporate Social Media Heads on ‘Tactical Transparency’ Show

Jan 29th, 2009 | By | Category: General, New Media Organizations

John Havens, Director of Partnership Marketing & Integration at Blog Talk Radio, has an interesting lineup for his “Tactical Transparency” show, Friday, January 30.  He’ll be talking about “Transparency in Social Media,” plus the specific return-on-investment of his guests’ on- and offline marketing and community work. Havens’ guests this episode are John Andrews, New/Emerging Media […]

The Next Right Looks For ‘Battleground’ Bloggers

Jan 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, New Media Organizations

Republican blogger and strategist Patrick Ruffini is looking for “a few good bloggers” to help cover local political races and grassroots initiatives from a conservative perspective. “Project Battleground” is Ruffini’s initiative to gather activist bloggers and conservative websites at the state and local level in “every battleground state and every competitive Congressional district” throughout the […]

Blubrry Launches Mobile Site

Dec 11th, 2008 | By | Category: New Media Organizations, Podcasting Networks

Podcast network Blubrry has announced a new mobile version of their site: Today we are proud to announce the availability of our mobile site. You can try it out by visiting This is our first release and in coming weeks we will have extended capability. Check out the newest content or search for specific content or […]

Could You Win The First Pulitzer Prize For Online Media?

Dec 8th, 2008 | By | Category: General, New Media Organizations

The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, which honor the work of American newspapers appearing in print, have been expanded to include many organizations that publish only on the Internet, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced today. The Board has decided to allow entries made up entirely of online content to be submitted in all 14 Pulitzer journalism […]

UKPA Chair Concludes Term, Looks Back

Dec 1st, 2008 | By | Category: General, New Media Organizations, Podcasting, Podcasting Law

Last week, the UK Podcasters Association appointed Neil Fairbrother (of their new chairman. Previously the position was held by Dean Whitbread, one of the founders of the organization. I caught up with Dean recently, and asked him to give me a rundown of the things he and the UKPA worked on, fought against, and/or […]

New Media Dramatically More Efficient Than Old Media

Aug 8th, 2008 | By | Category: General, New Media Organizations

New media is dramatically more efficient than old media at creating Internet content and getting page views, if numbers published by Gawker Media are any example. According to Gawker publisher Nick Denton, July 2008 traffic to Gawker sites set a record for the organization of 254 million monthly pageviews. Denton goes on to note that […]

Association for Downloadable Media Releases Standards for Consumer Downloaded Content

Jul 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Story, New Media Organizations

The Association for Downloadable Media (ADM) has announced the release of its first ad unit standards and audience measurement guidelines for industry compliance, The Download Measurement Guidelines and Advertising Unit Standards.

The ADM has, in essence, documented current practices. Here are the details….

Association For Downloadable Media Releases Recommended Industry Standards

Jul 28th, 2008 | By | Category: General, Making Money with Podcasts, New Media Organizations, Podcasting

The industry group formed around the nascent podcast industry, The Association for Downloadable Media (ADM), has announced the release of two sets of recommended guidelines: ad unit standards and audience measurement guidelines. The recommendations released today grew from feedback and discussions of proposed standards, which were first unveiled in April at the ad:tech conference in […]