Rebooting The News
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A weekly podcast on news and technology with Jay Rosen and Dave Winer.
||Rebooting the News #94||Our guest this week: Lisa Williams: blogger, news hacker and CEO of Placeblogger.com Update on Dave’s Blork system… The importance of learning programming and doing it yourself, which Lisa is attempting to do. Appearing at TechCrunch Disrupt, Jay tried to suggest a rebooted-system-of-news direction for the new Huffington-led AOL, which TechCrunch is now a part […]||5/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Rebooting the News #93||Dave’s report on traveling to Amsterdam for the Next Web conference. Mike Arrington: “These people, the tech press, just disgust me.” Kara Swisher of The Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital site (and conference) on Twitter… The biggest difference between Arrington and me “is that he is simply not a journalist.” Journalist or not a […]||5/9/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Rebooting the News #92||Dave calls this “the best RBTN we’ve ever done.” Why? “All the others were punditry. This one was a user and a developer going back and forth.” What we were going back and forth about was Blork, the new RSS-based blogging tool and news aggregator that Dave and others (like Adam Curry) have been developing. […]||4/29/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Rebooting the News #91||No time for show notes this week, but a good show! Please listen: http://mp3.morningcoffeenotes.com/reboot11Apr18.mp3||4/22/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Rebooting the News #90||The coming media frenzy over the royal wedding shows, in a way, that we do not have a free press. Because they have to go overboard with it; they have no choice. YouTube is incorporating livestreaming. Chris Dixon: Google’s Social Strategy…. ” Should Google try to make social networking commoditized or new profit center? The […]||4/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Rebooting the News #89||Dave: My linkblog merges with my realblog. Plus: an update on the new blogging tools. Part of the Engadget team moves to sbnation to start a new tech blog there. Why? There had been no progress in the content management system at AOL since 2003, was one reason. They’re frustrated. (See Nieman Lab on sbnation.) […]||4/4/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Rebooting the News #88||Some of the items we found worth talking about this week: Bill Kelller: WTF: Has anyone actually seen James O’Keefe and Julian Assange together? Are we quite sure that the right-wing prankster who brought down the leadership of National Public Radio and the anarchic leaker aren’t split personalities of the same guy — sent by […]||3/28/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Rebooting the News #87||Jay’s presentation at SXSW on the Twisted Psychology of Bloggers vs. Journalists: it worked! (The text, the audio.) The big event in the Rebooting the News world this week was the debut of the paywall, or “pay fence,” or metered system at the New York Times. Dave’s post on it really got around on the […]||3/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Rebooting the News #86||Jay was on a plane flying back from the SXSW conference, so I did something new I’ve been wanting to do for a while, a call-in show. The first caller was my old podcast partner Adam Curry, so we spent quite some time talking about blogging, podcasting and catching up. Must do this again sometime […]||3/15/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
Good Discussions, Poor Sound Quality
Dave and Jay have some great insight into how the news media (and media in general) is changing and their discussions are very interesting. However, the quality of the recordings is very poor, to the point that it's sometimes difficult to follow the conversation. You would think that someone who's credited with being one of the fathers of podcasting (that would be Dave) could figure out how to make a decent audio recording. I'm not asking for fancy edits, just clear sound.
Love the podcast!
I love the content of the podcast and feel the hosts have very important things to say, but alas, like the other reviewer, I feel the quality is low. But there is a chance they just can't afford fancy mics?