PODCasting event tonight… free, cool!

Peter Rojas of Engadget fame and I are speaking tonight at the PGA. it’s freewow!

I think they have a couple of seats left. Deets below see you tonight everyone!!!

best j

PODcasting: the next big broadcast phenomena?
The New School for Social Research
Swayduck Auditorium
65 Fifth Ave., between 13th and 14th Street

Event is free and open to the public but reservations are mandatory. RSVP to pga-ny@producersguild.org
7pm 9pm


The PGA New Media Council and The Emmy Awards Advanced Media Committee in cooperation with the New School Department of Media Studies and Film and the Parsons Department of Design and Technology invite you to an evening of presentation, discussion and networking with PGA members and members of the New Media industry. Join us at our first monthly event of the 2005-2006 season, a discussion about the future and impact of podcasting.

Podcasting is a method of publishing files via the Internet, allowing users to subscribe to a feed and receive new files automatically. It became popular in late 2004, intended largely for downloading audio files onto a portable audio player. However, listening to podcasts does not require a portable device and it is not traditional “broadcasting” to a mass audience at a fixed time.

Podcasting enables independent producers to create self-published, syndicated “radio shows”, and gives broadcast radio programs a new distribution channel. Listeners may subscribe to feeds using “podcatching” software which periodically checks for and downloads new content. Some podcatching software is also able to synchronize (copy) podcasts to portable music players. Any digital audio player or computer with audio-playing software can play podcasts. The same technique can deliver video files, and by 2005 some aggregators could play video as well as audio.

Speaker: Jason McCabe Calacanis, Chairman and Co-Founder, Weblogs, Inc. http://www.weblogsinc.com. Other panelists to be announced.

Moderator: Shelly Palmer, PGA East member and Chairman, Advanced Media Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York

Tuesday October 18, 2005
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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