In the year 2015 the New York Times has gone offline.
The Fourth Estate's fortunes have waned.
What happened to the news?
And what is EPIC?
"Anyone who’s ever appeared on the news or a talk show can tell you that you can’t necessarily trust you will be treated fairly in editing — especially if you ramble, contradict the host or call a show’s sponsor or advertisers into controversy. Until recently, there was no way to clarify your story, unless you were lucky enough to be a television personality yourself.'
BoingBoing Gadget’s Joel Johnson knew this already.
So when he went into an interview on The Hugh Thompson Show, which airs on AT&T’s Tech Channel, an online video mini-net focused on technology, he brought along Richard Blakeley (NewTeeVee profile), posted it to YouTube and embedded the video on his blog.Which illustrates that in a world where one-to-many broadcasting is no longer the only option, the balance of power between interviewer and interviewee has shifted.
Thompson’s show with Johnson has yet to air, and may never — after all, Johnson calls into question AT&T’s publicly stated intent to filter Internet access across its portion of the network and its stance against network neutrality, and Thompson’s show is wholly funded and distributed by AT&T."
"Chances are that as you read this article, it is passing over part of AT&T's network. That matters, because last week AT&T announced that it is seriously considering plans to examine all the traffic it carries for potential violations of U.S. intellectual property laws. The prospect of AT&T, already accused of spying on our telephone calls, now scanning every e-mail and download for outlawed content is way too totalitarian for my tastes. But the bizarre twist is that the proposal is such a bad idea that it would be not just a disservice to the public but probably a disaster for AT&T itself. If I were a shareholder, I'd want to know one thing: Has AT&T, after 122 years in business, simply lost its mind?"
In today’s episode I have a conversation in front of NBC Studios with Damon D'Amato who works below the line as a teleprompter operator. Recorded Monday, 20 January 2008.
The Open Television Network is open to any content owner who wants to sell content to viewers and for any viewer who wants to choose their own programming. It is built on technology we developed and called klickTab. klickTab is the technology that makes the Open Television Network possible: the Open Television Network is the marketplace that makes it fair.
There's a new action item for today: Call the AMPTP.
The DGA (might) have reached a deal with the AMPTP (the DGA members vote on it on January 26th, 2008), and the WGA and the AMPTP have started informal conversations again.
This is a good start.
However, until the AMPTP and WGA start *officially* talking and negotiating, Fans For the WGA (FFWGA) is asking its members to call the AMPTP office in Encino, California between the hours of 9am to 5pm California time (noon and 8pm Eastern time) directly. Remind the AMPTP that it walked out of the negotiations 45 days ago and that the WGA has remained willing and waiting to bargain for this entire time period.
Now, we viewers and fans want both sides to return to the table without any funny business. We want them to settle the dispute, before it's too late for pilot season, and before the Oscars. The first number:
1-818-382-1706 [The Ambiguous Answering Message]
It will go directly to an answering message, so you don't have to worry about "talking" to someone or getting nervous. When you call please state:
- Which show(s) you regularly watch
- Your city and state
- Your closest NBC affiliate (if you watch on DISH TV or DirectTV, you can say so)
- Your gender
- Whether you are currently working
- Your age range(s) (i.e. under 18, 18-49, 25-44, 50+),
- If you are comfortable saying so, your approximate household income per year (example HHI $75,000+ per year...that is the most desired audience for advertisers so if your family/household earns that much money please say so...if not, that's okay too)
- You want the AMPTP to start negotiating with the WGA immediately.
- You want the AMPTP to bargain in "good faith".
As an example I'll give you my talking points:I regularly watch and enjoy 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' and 'Burn Notice' on USA Network, (an NBC company) and 'Mad Men' on AMC. I live in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia, and because I subscribe to DISH TV, my closest NBC affiliates are in Harrisonburg, VA, Hagerstown, MD and Washington DC. I am a working female in the 18-49 and 25-44 demographics and my household income is $75,000+ per year. I would like the AMPTP to start negotiating with the WGA immediately and to bargain in good faith so that production on my favorite shows can resume as soon as possible. Thank you.
Remember to be polite, firm, and brief.
Thanks in advance for anyone who can help make a phone call!
(original post here)
S.E. (Susan) Olson
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The WSC podcast was recorded on a Sony Hi-MD Recorder MZ-100 with a Sony ECM-MS957 microphone and a Sennheiser HD 280 Pro head set. It was then transferred to my MacBookPro running OSX 10.5.1. The initial cut is done in PeakPro 5.21, then run through Levelator. Occasionally I use SoundSoap 2 to clean up the noise but more often then not, I just go to the final mix down which is done in GarageBand 4.1. If I can do it, so can you.