I’ll be moderating a panel tomorrow night (July 26th) at the 92nd St. Y/Makor about the resurgence of online media, featuring Bill Greuskin of the Wall Street Journal, Elizabeth Spiers of MediaBistro.com, and Anthony Perry of BlogAds. Come hear me try to figure out if there’s any real money to be made in this online media thing yet. (Addendum: Gawker.com picks up the listing. Apparently, the kids over there missed the memo that one of their bosses, Lockhart Steele, was orginally scheduled to be a panelist. Ah, well. It’s all fun and games until you publicly call your boss an idiot.)
Speaking of media, there’s a very interesting interview with my long-suffering girlfriend Lauren Cerand over at the Emerging Writers Network about book publicity. Very enlightening stuff for anyone pondering how to promote their book. (Lauren was instrumental in promoting All the President’s Spin, co-authored by yours truly).
Spent the weekend in Washington, DC, and last night I had the honor of picking up Campaign Desk’s award from the National Press Club (honorable mention for outstanding contribution to online journalism). Considering the number of awards they were handing out, it was an impressively well-run affair; they gave everyone time to thank who they wanted to thank, but didn’t tell anyone in advance they were going to be able to, which kept the speeches to whatever people could come with off the cuff (a pretty good approach, I think).
The crowd wasn’t as fashionable as the Academy Awards, but the speeches were a lot shorter. (All told, they handed out about two dozen awards in the space of about an hour and a half of presentations.) Lots of journo-lebrities, though apparently Bill Keller of the New York Times was stuck on the runway at LaGuardia and couldn’t make it. And I don’t think I saw a BlackBerry in use during the entire ceremony, which has to be some sort of etiquette record for the profession.
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