Sunday, February 8, 2009

So much to blog about, so little time...

A great deal is going on in the media industries right now (layoffs, billions in losses, shifting business models, etc.)...I wish I could pause to blog about all that is happening. Unfortunately, with the semester now in high gear, time is limited, to say the least.

Until this time magically becomes available (spring break, perhaps?), I am making a concerted effort to continue feeding articles onto this blog via Furl (see the right column of the blog, labeled "Recent Articles on the Media Industries").

A few recent articles I found particularly compelling...
  • The Hollywood Reporter ponders how tightening credit markets will impact film production practices
  • Transcript of Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer's rousing keynote at the NATPE conference (aka TV is dead, long live TV...have we heard this one before?)
  • And my favorite...a recent NY Times article about how and why infomercials are on the rise in prime time (I am personally fascinated by the ads for bronze Obama busts being replayed nonstop during The Rachel Maddow Show and other MSNBC prime time shows)

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