Monthly Archives: September 2012
Charlie Gibson at QU Sep 24, 2012
The obligatory Charlie Gibson-spoke-at-my-university post. I remember being a lowly intern in Washington at Nightline when people would all chat about his activities up in the New York office. So it was fun to meet him in person.
"When we started, we weren’t as intimately familiar with how this industry worked. Just telling people, ‘Yeah, you should go ahead and cut the cord’ without being able to watch the Olympics or the American Idol finale doesn’t work." Sep 17, 2012
—Avner Ronen, CEO of Boxee Watching Boxee transmogrify itself over the last five years from a software tool for hacking your television into a legacy content industry-friendly appliance has been utterly fascinating.
The Department of Film, Video, and Interactive Media at Quinnipiac University, of which I am a part, has just posted an opening for an assistant professor, tenure track. The “successful candidate” would be teaching primarily in our masters program in … Continue reading
"Video exceeded half of global consumer Internet traffic by year-end 2011. The sum of all forms of video (TV, video on demand [VoD], Internet, and P2P) will be approximately 86 percent of global consumer traffic by 2016." Sep 16, 2012
—Cisco Visual Networking Index, as quoted by Akamai
Issues of Free Speech on YouTube Sep 16, 2012
In the wake of the recent unrest in the Middle East, the questions the events raise for YouTube concerning how it should moderate videos with the potential to incite political violence are becoming a subject of news and discussion. This … Continue reading
Scrivener as a Syllabus Tool Sep 15, 2012
A few years ago, when it was still relatively new, I wrote my masters thesis in Scrivener. It was a good experience, but at the end of it I didn’t feel like the application had benefited me all that greatly. … Continue reading
"[T]hree-quarters of the estimated 5 million homes that don't get TV signals over the airways or through cable, satellite or telecommunications companies have televisions anyway." Sep 14, 2012
—David Bauder, “Nielsen shows how people use TV differently”