Monday, April 28, 2008

Jim Long and Steve Lubetkin

Jim Long and Steve Lubetkin
Originally uploaded by helloleticia
NewMediaJim (Jim Long of NBC News) was an active participant in panels and conversations during the New Communications Forum, a great contributor of insights into the convergence of new and old media, and a generally gregarious guy, which is no big surprise based on his video blog entries, his QIK videos, and his Utterz.

In a forthcoming Lubetkin's Other Blog Podcast, we'll have excerpts from the panel I moderated on the changing face of journalism, which included Jim, Tom Foremski from Silicon Valley Watcher blog, online editors Randy Keith from the San Jose Mercury, and Andria Carter of New Jersey's own Trentonian, and Neil Chase, Vice President, Author Services, Federated Media.

This photo of me and Jim by Leticia Gomes. More of Leticia's photo coverage at

Thursday, April 24, 2008

New Communications Forum - Great opportunity to meet social media practitioners

I am attending the New Communications Forum 2008 in Santa Rosa, CA as part of my new responsibilities as a Senior Fellow of the Society for New Communications Research. We'll have some podcasts next week based on some of the keynote presentations, as well as some workshops. The conference is a great chance to actually meet some of the leading lights of the social media "space," people working in podcasting, blogging, and other online technologies that facilitate the interactions between companies and their customer, or just between groups of individuals with common interests.

I've also been photographing the conference, and the photo set is on my Flickr site.

Leticia Gomes is also photographing the conference, and these are photos she took of me:



Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The trick? Shel Israel and PodcastSteve double-teamed him! NewMediaJim will be at New Communications Forum in April

As I've previously noted, as a senior fellow of the Society of New Communications Research, I'm heavily involved in organizing panels and workshops for the New Communications Forum April 22-25 in Sonoma County, CA.

Part of the planning has been a behind the scenes effort to get one of the leading crossover lights of the old-media, new-media worlds to join us, and it hasn't been through his lack of WANNA. (Remember George Carlin? "WANNA" was a sin all by itself, but I digress...)

LongJim2 It's been partly because of the corporate lethargy that is causing broadcast networks to continue their swoon. They simply don't understand the way their media world is changing. But Jim Long does understand.

I'm happy to report that Jim Long, NBC News Videographer and NewMediaJim to his friends on Twitter, will be joining us at the conference. Thanks to great efforts by Shel Israel and more modest persuasive efforts by my own self, Jim's been able to wrangle the richly deserved comp time and will be with us in Sonoma.

This conference will offer great opportunities to learn about the convergence, fusion, and subsequent supernova spinoff and pullaway from old media of the new channels we are all working in and learning in.

CarterAndria The discussion I am leading will focus on the changing face of journalism today, and we'll hear from Jim, as well as from Andria Carter, online editor and former business editor of the Trentonian, a leading tabloid in New Jersey's capital city that is wrestling with the transition between dead-tree and web-based publishing. I will also be live-blogging and podcasting from the sessions.

So why don't you charge your PDA, put another card in the digital camera or camcorder, and join us in Sonoma County later this month, huh?

SXSW is sooo yesterday, with all the corporate sponsor money now. C'mon, you guys. New Comms Forum is where the real stuff is going to happen.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Our third Smart Business magazine cover photo! [w00t!]

The April 2008 Smart Business magazine cover story features Gerald Schreiber, founder of J&J Snack Foods Corporation, Pennsauken, Camden County, New Jersey.

And illustrating the cover is our photo of Gerry during a recent tour of the plant.

This is our third cover photo since we began shooting for Smart Business last year. Earlier covers depicted Judy Spires of Acme Markets and John Grierson, president of the Delaware Valley Division of Pulte Homes. You can see these covers on our Photojournalism page. (Another photo of Judy Spires made during the same session was used to illustrate a profile in the print edition of SNJ Business People, but it's not on their website yet.)

We're thrilled to be providing our corporate photojournalism services to a high quality, locally oriented business publication.