Meeting In The Media
We're proponents of good communication, and know that this can make or break a project, production – or a relationship. We’re always learning from experience, and this w ebsite is host to ours. As media changes, so should the flow of information. We're a forum focused on communication through technology, evolution of media, advertising critique, and a variety of “whole other stories” (that may or may not be rants), driving back to the idea of emotional connection through, and with, technology.
Years ago, I decided to write tutorials and blog posts with my commentary on media under the name “Meeting In The Media.” I commented on communications, advertising, design and technology, also making tutorials for WordPress and Squarespace. The site started to gain followers, and people were commenting. Then, I changed direction, and left the project behind.
Over the last few years I’ve thought of reviving the project through video and podcasts, as opposed to written content. (Writing — especially tutorials — takes so much time. No wonder people are hired to write while someone else runs the day to day of a business.)
When I start one project, new people and ideas buzz around, and suddenly I want to start five more projects. Of course, time is much more limited when you’re working towards your Masters degree. I decided to gear my class schedule towards work that will also enable me to develop my personal projects, and recently enrolled in a class called “Web and Mobile Story Production.” (We mostly called it “Multimedia Storytelling.”) This is the perfect opportunity to learn new tools while reviving Meeting In The Media.
I’ve recorded a few long-form podcasts in the audio labs here at Newhouse, and am using my class work to create shorter samples. The podcast features journalistic content and sit-down interviews with media specialists and entrepreneurs through a more personal conversation. I’ve found when people talk about what they’re interested in, they’re talking about what they do. I like the idea of having a conversation about the person’s interests, childhood, thoughts and ideas — and it always comes back to their current work. I’ve recently learned, too, that everything I’ve done throughout my life, however seemingly disparate, is all connecting for me at this point in my life. (Plus, I can introduce these interviews by saying, “Today we’re meeting in the media with so-and-so,” which is perfect.)
Here’s the first sample in a series of short “metapodcasts,” a podcast that comments on another podcast. (Exactly, very “meta.”) This episode looks at NPR’s Ted Radio Hour and its expert audio mixing.