I had a empty day in my schedule and my friend Brian Jaquet of SlingBox suggested that I head to The Portable Media and Podcasting Conference 2005, which seems to be a mix of a ham radio convention and what I have chosen to call PodStock!
Supposedly 2,500 people and probably 50 exhibitors.
The first session that I went to was a talk by Doug Kay of ITConversations. Doug is a pro, and his stuff is excellent. I listen to it all the time, and when ActiveWords hits it out of the park, we will be a sponsor of Doug’s stuff.
I am no in a panel called How Citizen Media is Changing the Face of Traditional Media, the speakers are all friends of mine which is fun.
JD Lasica - OurMedia.org,
John Furrier, PodTech
Per the program, the topics are: Blogs and podcasts are becoming increasingly "news-breakers" rather than thoughts on breaking news. Traditional media has been critical of bloggers and podcasters who consider themselves true journalists, yet they have been taking steps to start their own blogs and podcasts in response. Now that any individual has the opportunity to be heard or read, what does it mean for the future of newspapers, radio and television? Will the rise of citizen journalism also lead to new business models?
I am a big fan of “citizen media”, and particularly when I get a chance to talk on a podcast, which always results in downloads and business for ActiveWords.
Excellent talks by all three guys. All high quality guys and really passionate about this topic.