Still determining what this newsletter is, I’m torn in between aggregation and writing. The inputs differ from article, Twitter threads, and the periodic video. Podcasting appears unusually muzzled by the velocity of streaming. Article are a misnomer; expert blog sites represent the bulk of news and media citations, not typically the single voices of RSS yore.
Direct media is bifurcated in between fast takes like The Recount and user tweets of streaming cable television news. Podcasting satisfies longer kind streaming with live casting on Facebook Live, Twitter (previously Periscope), YouTube, and nascent LinkedIn live. As I found throughout a Restreamed recording session of the Gang, the Facebook Live variation consists of realtime captioning.
On this variation of the program, taped 4 days prior to the Inauguration of the Biden presidency, a familiar state of mind radiates from the Zoomcast. Stress and anxiety, tinged with doubt that we will get away the grip of the pandemic at any time quickly, or the blight of Trump-o-nomics at all. Now, as I publish this, there’s a sensible possibility of a renewal of rationality and regard. Then, it was a dive ball at finest.
When we tape the program, I leave either CNN or MSNBC on the screen behind me. Considered that we set up Zoom in Gallery Mode for the many part, that ups the possibility that a person people will observe if some breaking news (haha) appears. It’s mainly for the sense of being plugged in without being overwhelmed by the recurring analysis that oh, yes we remain in deep problem. Managed stress and anxiety beats plain old stress and anxiety the majority of the time. Nevertheless, I still get grievances from audiences to turn it off.
I like the hold-up of the realtime variation to accommodate post production sweetening with music and lower 3rd titles. The period provides me an opportunity to come up with a style for this post to accompany the blended program, and it permits a few of the buzzy problems to decline in favor of more sticky foreshadowing of the next program. Around this time, we typically develop a title for the program. You might not discover this all that intriguing, however it assists me sustain my pitiful contributions to the program.
On this session, Frank Radice is heard pricing estimate lines from Firesign Theatre records. In the early days, we utilized to relax college dormitories and what we believed passed for hippie crash pads, reciting these Firesign tag line. In a little earlier times, we did this with Expense Cosby records, in later years Monty Python regimens. Michael Markman had actually published to the Gang Telegram feed a Wisconsin Public Radio discussion with the 2 enduring TFTers Phil Proctor and David Ossman.
At That Time, the funny group had actually launched I Believe We’re All Goons on This Bus, including a futuristic flight on a Firesign upgrade of the Disneyland animatronic Presidents tourist attraction. Now, Michael questioned whether Disney would include Trump to the flight when it resumes. It’s an excellent concern. What, whether Disneyland will resume?
So, newsletters. It appears possible the kind is subsuming a number of the pieces of blogging, podcasting, streaming, and social networking into a brand-new construct. Where blog sites as soon as represented a ticket to parity with the mainstream of journalism, now reporters are obtaining parity with private voices. Cable television news not just seems like podcasting with its oversupply of talking head roundtables, however each anchor has a different podcast to boot. Simply as the record organization consumed the motion pictures organization with Saturday Night Fever, so too are the cable television networks consuming the broadcast networks as they remain in turn consumed by the banners.
And simply as the previous president was deplatformed by the social media networks, live banners are replatformed in this newslettered channel-in-your-pocket. Commentary, notification-based two-way feedback, realtime analytics, initially celebration information relationships with developers and customers. More development, less curation.
from the Gillmor Gang Newsletter
The Gillmor Gang– Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant, Brent Leary and Steve Gillmor. Taped live Friday, January 16, 2021.
Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor
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