January 01, 2004

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February 10, 2004

What is ITJ....

Interactive Tele-Journalism is a means with which to empower a community with the ability to act in aggregate as the director of a television news program. In a sense it is a merging of concepts relating to online communities, tele-presence, television news and interactive TV. It allows members of community to push discussion and questions in what is otherwise a passive medium (television news) in a direction that interests them. Specifically it allows individuals viewing a television program to engage in discussion with each other as well as individually and in aggregate determine specific elements of the news programming. For example, an individual viewer of a live interview (as an example program) is able to log on to the program website and chat with other viewers as well as send comments and questions to the interviewer (tele-journalist) who may subsequently pose that question the interviewee.

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Influences and more

Dan Gillmor's New Journalism
JD's New Media Musings: Participatory media and his Series on Participatory Journalism.
Smart Mobs - The Next Social Revolution by Howard Rheingold

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February 11, 2004

Recent and relevant

  • Some folks at Bristol Wireless have developed a Wireless Backpack Repeater
  • Ryutaroh Matsumoto has a page describing how to use Firewire cameras with Linux. It has some great information regarding FFMPEG, DV cameras, IIDC (or "FireWire digital cameras") and Gnomemeeting. He also has a nice utility for capturing from IIDC cameras and handing off to FFMPEG in a usable format located here.
  • VisiWear brings us the ST 3100 a wearable wireless, MPEG-4 video conferencing unit.
  • unmediated: Tracking the tools that decentralize the media.
  • OhmyNews is using public WiFi to cover the news: Journalism's Ultimate Road Warriors
  • Jeff Jarvis on Reality News
  • Dan Gillmor's book in progress - Making the News: Draft available online.
  • Jay Rosen's brings us BloggerCon: Discussion Notes for, "What is Journalism? And What Can Weblogs Do About It?"
  • Lisa Williams brings us Talking Back to the World DIY MST3K
  • Dave Winer thinks we should Merge news and reality television?
  • Why We Need Video Aggregators
  • NYC Grassroots Media Conference
  • Forbes tells us The BBC Deploys Video Cell Phones
  • Eli Chapman let me know about Wearable VJ Pack from CNN
  • The People Speak

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    Emerging Technology Presentation

    Web version of the slides from my presentation.

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    May 02, 2004

    ITJ Thesis Paper

    In case it isn't apparent, Interactive Tele-Journalism is my Master's thesis at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. I have uploaded my final thesis paper as a PDF and welcome any comments or questions.

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    May 28, 2004

    ITJ Thesis Presentation

    Here is a video of my final thesis presentation. (Unfortunately, this is a BIG video file, greater than 150 MB. A smaller version, approximately 75 MB is also available. Ok ok, so due to popular demand, an even smaller version, approx. 30 MB is now available.) The slides are online as well if you want to follow along.

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    June 19, 2004

    ITJ Coverage at Jan Sawka's Opening

    Check it out!
    Interactive Tele-Journalist coverage of Jan Sawka's Into the Open opening at ACA Galleries. The event will start at 3PM EST.

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    September 07, 2004

    Some press for ITJ

    RNC coverage: ITJ takes the spirit of blogging to the TV screen
    PRWeek.com is running a nice story about our work at the RNC!

    Oh yeah, I haven't anything here yet about Konscious.TV. It was 2 half hour broadcasts from in and around the RNC here in NYC featuring ITJ!

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    October 12, 2004

    The Interactive Tele-Journalism ACM MM Demonstration

    Interactive Tele-Journalism ACM MM Demonstration
    Today, I am doing a demonstration of the ITJ system at the ACM Multimedia Conference. If you are here between 2 and 3:30 PM EST please feel free to watch.

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