Our first show done face to face in the NYU radio studio! (Pardon the glitches, but the sound quality should be way higher.)
We discussed the announcement that Dave Winer will be a visiting scholar at NYU and a technical adviser to the Studio 20 program. Here’s Dave’s explanation for why he was interested: Year Zero for Journalism.
Big news in the news world this week: The announcement that the New York Times will go to some kind of metered or pay system for NYTimes.com in 2011. Here’s Jay’s post on it, and Dave’s post at Rebooting the News on an alternative approach to achieving new revenues. We discussed both.
A frequent topic of discussion on Rebooting the News, Twitter’s suggested users list, became topical again when Twitter dropped the old format and came up with a new one: suggested users by topic: entertainment, sports, tech, news, etc. Dave was placed on one of the new lists. But he asked to be dropped. So we kicked that around.
Jay thought this little announcement by the Education Writers Association (the people who cover schools) was revealing for students of the new system of news. The group decided to shift course, which includes…
* Moving from a closed membership organization to a more inclusive, online-based community focused on education media, but open to anyone interested in education. Community members will include journalists, policymakers, educators, academics, and others with a connection to education issues.
* Becoming a voice for quality education coverage.
We finished up with Apple’s big announcement, due later this week. Dave speculated about what it will be and why it will matter.
Here’s the show: we hope you like it. (45 mins)