Video from Podcamp DC: New media and the new journalism

Perhaps one of the most popular sessions that I saw at yesterday’s Podcamp DC, I felt that this session was quite entertaining and it seemed to me that everytime Jim Long speaks, there’s always a huge crowd following him (similiar to Twitter). For me, this was the first time that I actually got to see Jim in person and hear him speak and I was not disappointed.

The session that Jim spoke at was in collaboration with NPR’s own Andy Carvin who I also got to hear for the first time. This duo is quite knowledgeable and I enjoyed how they were discussing how the traditional way to broadcast and spread news is no longer entirely based on the old ways, but that they need to find a way to incorporate the new media applications like Twitter, Qik, Blogging, etc.

Twitter also seems to play a prominent role in how news is shared and that obviously shaped how this session was discussed. Check out the above video to see it all…

By Ken Yeung

Ken Yeung is a journalist fascinated with the stories of the tech industry and internet culture. He's currently the Technology Editor at Flipboard, where he observes what's happening in the space while also identifying new topics of interest. In addition, he co-hosts the weekly internet show "The Created Economy," which focuses on what's happening to creators and influencers. Previously, he was a reporter for VentureBeat and The Next Web, covering tech startups, the industry's innovations and funding. Ken also has a newsletter you should also subscribe to called "Filed."