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I'm a network field producer who also worked in local tv as a line producer and field producer. Over the years, I have had the great fortune to work with super people. Now I'd like to pass along what I know and rant a tad.

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Maggie L

Maggie L
One of the rare times I'm in the office

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Interesting Experiment

I don't know if I've mentioned this before--- but there's a (relatively) new global news source made up of freelance journalists. It has some interesting multi-media story telling. Check it out if you're interested in world news:


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Future of News?

Seen the latest copy of Wired? It has an article on a company that generates a lot of online content. They pay about $15 bucks for an article, $20 for a video. What's most interesting is how the stories are generated. It's based on search terms cross-referenced with how much those search terms can get in advertising. I don't know if I'm fascinated or terrified. Or both. The company, Demand Media, is making lots of money. It's behind eHow, but it also does a lot of other stuff.

"The Answer Factory" on www.wired.com.

USA Today article:

Demand's corporate blog: