At the last Media Circus, there was an intense and lively panel discussion about the business prospects for hyperlocal and the companies involved with it. Video after the jump.
Jake Dobkin is the co-founder and publisher of Gothamist, as well as something of a rabble-rouser. Speaking at Media Circus, Jake briefly touched on his own site, but spent the bulk of his time calling out flaws of his copanelists' companies, the New York Times and Outside.in. Video after the jump.
Andy Newman is the Brooklyn blogger for the New York Times's hyperlocal initiative known as The Local. At Media Circus, hediscussed the idea behind The Local, addressed why the Times' is getting involved in the hyperlocal sphere, and dealt with a prominent heckler.
In the future according to Mark Josephson, your cell phone will tell you when there's a fire on your block. Videos of Josephson at Media Circus are after the jump.
Media Circus returns to Brooklyn on June 11 with a night dedicated to The Business of Hyplerocal. The dream of targeted online journalism is finally being realized, but is it sustainable? Gelf's monthly speaking series on all things media will examine hyperlocal by hearing from the people driving it.
Rob Tannenbaum shares the epic tale of Blender magazine's struggle to survive in the cold, calculating grip of Cerberus (the investment group).
At May's Media Circus, Tai Beauchamp talked about her time at the short lived magazine Vibe Vixen. Videos are after the jump.
The former executive editor of now defunct Radar magazine, Aaron Gell came to May's Media Circus to share the ins and ousts of publishing. Videos from the night are after the jump.
Media Circus returns to Brooklyn on May 14 with a night dedicated to The Lost Glossies: The Stories and Struggles of Recently Defunct Magazines. This week, Gelf's monthly speaking series in all things media will feature editors of publications that are sadly no longer with us. Aaron Gell, formerly of Radar and the founder of ASSME (The American Society of Shitcanned Media Elites) will be joined by Tai Beauchamp, a former editor at Vibe Vixen and Seventeen Magazine, and Rob Tannenbaum, formerly of Blender. The work of local artists will be on display as well.
Micropayments? Twitter? Hyperlocal? Media critics Seth Mnookin, Jeff Bercovici, and Hamilton Nolan answer questions about the future of the media. Video from the first ever "Media Circus" after the jump.
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