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David Plum of the New York Press recently posted the piece entitled THE CIEPLY SCENARIO with the description: "A New York Times reporter turned the Hollywood writers strike into a battle between good and evil." Entire article here.A few days ago, I blogged that the TV Decoder, the New York Times blog covering all things television, recently cross-posted the original Michael Cieply piece.I posted a
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Today In The NY Times TV Decoder Blog

TV Decoder, the New York Times blog covering all things television, recently cross-posted the Michael Cieply piece.Since I knew about the conversation regarding this on United Hollywood, I posted a comment to the TV Decoder blog with a link pointing back to the UH post and asking the Grey Lady two questions: in light of the media blackout, where is Mr. Cieply getting his information and has the NYT
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NBC to Host Its First Digital Out-of-Home Upfront

I posted this in my del.ici.ous bookmarks, but thought it was worth a cross-post here.Advertising Age is reporting that:"In a sign of the emerging power of TV outside the home, NBC Universal will hold what media buyers are likening to an "upfront" presentation for its digital out-of-home assets Jan. 16. The media company is hoping to get more advertisers to consider NBC for placing ads on TV screens
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Creativity in Podcasting

Creativity in PodcastingUploaded by deanwhitbread"In the future, everyone will be living in their own TV studio." - JG BallardIn this 30 minute video produced for FeedBurner's podcast, writer/producer Dean Whitbread looks at the new world of RSS, social networks and shared media, and asks what impact they have on creative people and "non-creative" people - and what is the difference between them anyway?
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Citizen Journalism: From Pamphlet to Blog

Cambridge Community Television hosted a 3-month documentary production course that resulted in this short documentary on Citizen Journalism. Read what "Journalism.co.uk" had to say about it:Citizen journalism film released onlineBy: Oliver LuftCambridge Community Television (CCTV) - a US based electronic media public training forum - has released online an educational video about the history of citizen
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New Media and Higher Education

It's not only entertainment. New media hits higher education. Today Yale University announced they are offering undergraduate courses freely available to anyone in the world with access to the Internet:Open Yale Courses reflects the values of a liberal arts education. Yale's philosophy of teaching and learning begins with the aim of training a broadly based, highly disciplined intellect without specifying
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Wow...WGA Virtual Picketing in Second Life

From the LiveJournal community of wga_supporters comes this post:A group of like-minded avatars teleported over to NBC 1 today. NBC 1 is the main island owned by NBC/Universal in Second Life. We had an excellent hourlong picket. There are plenty of industry-owned locales in Second Life. Expect this to be a regular weekend event. All are welcome!Who knew LJ had such a group? And like, an innovative
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WGA Strike Memes

Scrivener's Error is a blog by LawShark. In a recent posting, he talks about memes coming out of the writers' strike.A quote:The current dispute between the WGA and the studio/production system is based on a number of memes that are not getting much, if any, attention. These memes all have implications for writers in all media and forms, so pay attention! I got your memes right here, buddy.
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The Death of Television

Gizmodo, the on-line gadget guide blog, says "TV is not disappearing anytime soon, but clearly, it's going to be replaced by either the internet or some TV/internet hybrid."Read the entire article "The WGA strike and the death of television" here.
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