Saw this “One in 8 Million” on the NY Times today, they played it up on their home page. Nice collaboration of audio and photo. As you might suspect (good titles are amazing, huh), it’s one person from the 8 million among the Gotham population.
Street musicians have good stories. From my handful of NY subway encounters, the street musicians are typically really good musicians and/or entertainers. The image above is from a street musicians’ interview.
The Oklahoman’s Michael Kimball posted a video last night also using only photo and audio. Completely different subject matter and tone. But still engaging.
Matthew Gene Fox had plenty to say to reporters who visited him Thursday at the Tarrant County jail. Fox, 17, suspected in the Saturday night stabbing death of his girlfriend’s father, Leroy Herrera, 41, admitted the killing but said it was self-defense.
Fox said he was hiding in his girlfriend’s closet when her father came in and “began yelling at her.”
Fox said Herrera asked, “Who are you?” and “I told him, ‘Don’t worry about it. If you’re going to hit somebody, hit me. Don’t hit a girl.’
“He’s like, ‘What are you going to do about it?’ Come on, hit me, hit me,” Fox said.
The Oklahoman’s Penny Cockerell filed the story. You can watch the video here:
NY Times has a list of 44 places to go this year.
How many of these places have you been or would like to visit? I’ve been to a disappointing five from this list, something to work on I suppose.
The NY Times has this conversations page. I think it’s pretty cool.
It’s marketing, and it’s also compelling, at least to me. We not only do news, sports, entertainment, other newsish stuff, but we shoot advertising and marketing at the OPUBCO Studios.
Great stuff. Well shot. Peeps you recognize. Relates to sections of the newspaper and Web. Compelling to watch. NY Times may have a future, I don’t even know…
Was just watching a video interview with the NY Times’ digital director last night. Today, she’s leaving the Times for NPR. A second big name player in the industry going to NPR.
Vivian Schiller, the longtime head of NYTimes.com’s digital efforts, has left the company, and has joined National Public Radio as its new CEO. She succeeds Dennis Haarsager, who has served as interim CEO since March, after Ken Stern left abruptly after internal discord. Also recently, Kinsey Wilson, the executive editor of USA Today and previously the editor of USAToday.com, left the paper and joined NPR as its digital head.
Schiller oversaw the Times’ great video content. They focus more on documentary-style videos instead of chasing breaking news. And they do a great job. They recently shifted to Brightcove, the same company that hosts NewsOK.com’s videos.
Tim Russert died last week. Before NBC News announced the death on air – it waited to inform Russert’s family – the Wikipedia entry on Russert had been updated with the news. NBC tracked down who updated the Wiki, and fired the junior level employee.
The NY Times has a good story on how news is delayed – or not – online.