Video Letters to the editor

September 14, 2007

Today the New York Times website published it’s first video letter to the editor.
“Charles Ferguson, a filmmaker, presents a rebuttal to claims made by L. Paul Bremer III that top American officials approved the decision to disband the Iraqi army.” the site explains.

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New York Times Editorial Page Editor Andrew Rosenthal said: “I have never heard of it before being done here,” he adds. “It is an amazing use of the Internet. This is what the Internet is all about.” If letters to the editor are going video, what’s next?

Just talkin’

August 16, 2007

I love talking with interesting people. Last week I had breakfast with George Jardine, a very cool guy from Adobe who helped design Lightroom. We met at one of my favorite restaurants in NYC and talked about a few things that we’re both extremely passionate about, with the big one being photography.

Two days later we got together again and this time he recorded our conversation for his great series of podcasts. We spoke about photography, new media, films, audio and where this might all be going. It was a fascinating and enlightening conversation for me plus I got to wear a very cool and amazingly efficient microphone on my ear, just like a popstar.

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Have a listen.