What’s new in “New Media” in 2012?

Cynthia CloskeyGeneral

On Friday I spoke on a panel about Media, to the current class of Leadership Butler County. My topic was “New Media,” though when you think about it, the Web has been around for a couple of decades so it’s not so very new any more. Here’s the presentation I gave: What's new in "New Media" in 2012 from Big … Read More

Louis C.K. shows the Internet how to sell your own stuff online

Cynthia CloskeyGeneral

This week, writer/director/standup comic Louis C.K. released his latest standup special online through his own website, charging just $5 for anyone to download the video with no rights management restrictions. That means, if you purchase and download the video file, you don’t have rights to redistribute it, but you can make as many copies as you want, write it to … Read More

Digital Democracy Conference

Cynthia CloskeyEvents

If you’re interested in new media/social media, the evolution of journalism, and how both interact with the political process, here’s an event you’ll want to know about. I received this announcement from Bob Mayo, a journalist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette who also blogs at The Busman’s Holiday. Digital Democracy is a special event happening here in Pittsburgh next month. This … Read More