New York City (October 12, 2005)–The Producers Guild of America (PGA) New Media Council and The Emmy Awards Advanced Media Committee, in cooperation with the New School Department of Media Studies and Film and the Parsons Department of Design and Technology will present a discussion and demonstration of the latest innovations in podcasting on Tuesday, October 18th, from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Swayduck Auditorium, 65 Fifth Avenue, between 13th and 14th Streets, in New York.
The event, entitled “Podcasting: The Next Big Broadcast Phenomenon?” will include a panel discussion and networking session and will feature Jason McCabe Calacanis, chairman and co-founder of Weblogs, Inc., Robert Spier, manager of Online Station Services for National Public Radio (NPR), Jordan Lyall, founder of Podfly.com, and Peter Rojas, editor-in-chief of Engadget. Produced by PGA New Media Council New York co-chairmen Marc Scarpa and Jeff Dachis, the event will be moderated by Shelly Palmer, chairman of the Advanced Media Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), New York.
“The place-shifting of media content opens up tremendous opportunities for long-form and short-form producers, from feature producers to advertisers, and podcasting is yet another tool with which to explore a one-to-one relationship with a listener or viewer,” said Jeff Dachis, CEO/chairman of Studio Holdings (and former CEO/co-founder of Razorfish), a board member of the Producers Guild of America New Media Council, and co-chair of PGA NMC New York. “We expect to see a wide range of creative interests represented by this event, and it should create an interesting dialogue between presenters and audience. The podcast phenomenon has placed greater power in the hands of individuals on the Web, while opening up new avenues for major media outlets.”
“Podcasting: The Next Big Broadcast Phenomenon?” marks the first in a series of monthly events during 2005-2006 that the PGA, NATAS, and the New School will hold at the Swayduck Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Attendees should RSVP to [email protected]
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