Monday, May 28, 2007

New Media Evolves to Radio

Mark Frauenfelder has a captive print and online audience most journalists would envy. But he’s not stopping there. He joins thousands of hosts and hundreds of thousands of listeners who have discovered BlogTalkRadio’s free talk show service when he appears tonight on The Alan Levy Show to discuss his upcoming book release. Levy is the founder and CEO of BlogTalkRadio. To call in to the show and speak with Alan or Mark, dial +1 (347) 677-0649. Listen live at 9 pm EST tonight or download the show from the archive after it airs.

This marks a turning point in broadcast media. Blogtalkradio is empowering citizens worldwide to reach a greater audience and engage a two-way conversation – live.

Frauenfelder is founder and co-editor of the Internet's most popular blog BoingBoing (www.boingboing.net) which boasts 350,000 readers each month and 1 million subscribers. Frauenfelder is also editor-in-chief of MAKE (www.makezine.com) and contributing editor to Wired.com, Madprofessor.net. He has written several books, including the recently completed “Rule the Web: How to Do Anything and Everything on the Internet - Better, Faster, Easier.” Stay tuned for Mark Frauenfelder’s own talk show on Blogtalkradio coming this coming June.

About BlogTalkRadio

BlogTalkRadio is a social radio network that allows anyone in the world to host or listen to a live talk radio show, for free. BlogTalkRadio is inspiring a legion of citizen broadcasters around the world to express themselves through live, interactive radio for the first time.

Thousands of hosts in dozens of categories and hundreds of thousand of listener downloads a month include the Pentagon, the Los Angeles Fire Department, Michael Arrington of TechCrunch, Arianna Huffington, liberal political bloggers James Boyce and Taylor Marsh, conservative political bloggers Atlas Shrugs and Ed Morrisey, John Kerry, Bill Richardson, Tom Delay, Jennifer Hudson and Oliver Stone among others.

Unlike other services, BlogTalkRadio requires no software download or podcast equipment. All you need is a telephone or voIP connection to engage your community in real-time conversations. After shows air live, they are archived as podcasts and made available via RSS to iTunes and other services.

Visit BlogTalkRadio.com today for more information or contact Amy Domestico, amydomestico at blogtalkradio.com.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Innovation Journalism Conference May 21-23, 2007

Last night I met with one of my favorite people in the industry, humble ex-physicist David Nordfors, now running the Innovation Journalism department at Stanford University. Next week marks his 4th conference on journalism here in the Bay Area. Keynoted first by Doug Engelbart, who I saw many years ago at Parc, and is speaking here about the societal collective intelligence of society, will be moderated by John Markoff. Next, by Curtis Carlson, on the discipline of innovation (insert whip sound here). Mr Carlson is the president of SRI International. Check out the rest of the speakers here, you'll even find some familiar locals.

Mr. Nordfors, a best practice communication advocate aiming consistently for a program which will allow us to get more out of the event, is changing the format of this years conference slightly by extending the length of breaks and lunches. This way people can connect, which is the whole idea in the first place. As David left our meeting last night to see his son play in a band at the Apple store, I felt very excited about next week and how this, the 4th conference from the department, would be the best yet.

Lisa Padilla and Kjetil Storvik (Nordic Innovation Center: Oslo, Norway) at the Innovation Journalism Conference at Stanford University

I highly recommend reading the Innovation Journalism blog, where you'll find all kinds of interesting programs and a host of global participants dedicated to better journalism. And if you're interested in gathering post conference days with a surely interesting group of academic and journalist types, send me a note. The conference is May 21 - 23 next week.