Among my many other talents, I am am an editor on Wikipedia (full disclosure, anyone can become an editor on Wikipedia by registering for the site). In that role I have made recommendations for three changes to the Wikipedia article on WVOX 1460 AM which are described below.
There are all sorts of policies on Wikipedia about the proper way to edit a Wikipedia entry. An important one is to first propose changes in a "discussion" area on the site. Each entry has its own discussion page.Read more
Who is Sean Driscoll?
If you attend the WVOX St. Patrick's Day party at Dudley's Parkview restaurant this afternoon, be sure to wish "Mr. O" a Happy St. Patrick's Day from Talk of the Sound and be sure to ask him to introduce you to Sean Driscoll.
According to information obtained by Talk of the Sound from Dun & Bradstreet, Sean Driscoll is an executive of Hudson-Westchester Radio, Inc., a company which owns WVOX radio in New Rochelle, NY. He is one of three executives at the company along with Cindy Gallagher and William O'Shaugnessy.Read more
Sean Roach, the founding editor of the Tarrytown Patch site has a fascinating article in this month's issue of the Columbia Journalism Review entitled The Constant Gardener; My two years tending AOL’s hyperlocal experiment.
This is very long article, well-worth reading. Here are a few basic highlights:
Roach explains how things began…Read more
Robert Freeman of the New York State Committee on Open Government has been nominated as a "Local Hero" as part of the Sunshine Week activities.Read more
The Journalism Accelerator is an online information exchange connecting publishers across news and information networks. The JA exposes new possibilities for financial sustainability in journalism, showcases promising experiments and provides practical information to help publishers work smarter. Through intentional, moderated conversations and crowdsourced resource listings, the JA connects people, ideas and experience across networks and expertise.
Among the folks who participated are Joe Bergantino, Diane Lund, Bob Buderi, Rusty Coats, Susan Mernit, David Hirschman, Joe Michaud, me and some other folks.
This is a bit more about the business side of hyperlocal sites. You can read more about here.Read more
Cablevision has sent out an email to customers warning them to expect television interference due to a phenomenon known as "sun outages" in the coming days. The say these outages occur twice a year, during the spring and fall.
This spring they will occur between March 1st and March 9th. Initially, interference will occur on a few stations for 5 to 6 minutes, starting on March 1st but then impact all stations, peaking at 11 to 12 minutes on March 5th then diminishing to 7 to 8 minutes on March 8th before ending on March 9th.Read more
Watch Don McLean: American Troubadour | Childhood Memories on PBS.Read more
The folks at the Journalism Accelerator have asked me to contribute to an online forum on "sustainable journalism" on day two of a conference that begins tomorrow.
On Wednesday, February 29th, Day Two of the JA forum on sustainable journalism highlights the practice of niche publishing, one name for specializing in a particular subject matter or a certain type of reporting. Their experiences reflect many common issues local publishers know well.