Is news still news if it’s yesterday’s news?

May 30, 2008

Here’s an interesting concept:  crowdsourcing the news.  Even more interesting:  getting paid to crowdsource the news.  That’s Knewsroom’s new model.   One thing about it seems a bit off to me:  the freshness of the news.  Their process, in their words:

“The Knews” gets published every morning, featuring the previous day’s top stories in Politics, Business, Technology, Design, Sports, and Entertainment.

Just about everything is, or is moving towards being, instantaneous on the interweb.  Reading the previous day’s news smacks of taking a step in the direction of the Pony Express.  I understand it takes time for a crowd to, er, source.   And I applaud the Knewsroom’s efforts in democratizing news.  It just seems there could be a way to manage it so that they could present the news while it was still news. 

[Via mycreativeteam]



Vote now for your fave From Here To Awesome film

May 30, 2008

Just one more week to decide which 10 features and 10 shorts make it to the Top 20 festival showcase.


Breaking my own blogging rule!

May 21, 2008

Time has literally slipped through my fingers. I’ve been busy with a new client, and before I knew it, days, nay weeks, have passed since I last posted to my blog (never mind the last time I’ve twittered something or signed into meebo chat).  Shame on me for not balancing everything and keeping up.  I promise to do better.

It does appear, from looking at the search term referrers and other stats, that this little blog is being used as a reference or guide of sorts, which is definitely one of the main purposes for which I had hoped people would view it.  Still, I need to get back on the stick with updates.  There really is a lot more I wish to share.  I’m always open, as well, to discussing particular topics and answering questions, so feel free to pose a question or suggest a topic in comments.

More to come soon!




Indie Films Direct Profiles From Here to Awesome Festival Participants

May 10, 2008

Kent Victor Schuelke informed us he’s taken on the rather daunting task of writing feature articles, profiling each of the 94 films  participating in From Here to Awesome – a discovery and distribution film festival, including interviews with the films’ artists. The first two articles are up, an in-depth profile of Abel Raises Cain, and an interview with Raffi Asdourian, director of Ai.