On the media

Way back in late October, I was happy to be a part of a panel at the Great Valley Center’s Sacramento Valley Forum. I joined Jeff vonKaenel, from the Sacramento News & Review, and Bryan Byrd, a Comcast director of communications, for a panel discussion entitled “Ink, Pixels, and the Remote.”
The discussion was focused on how people and communities can use different technologies to get their message out. vonKaenel discussed how people can use the alternative press while Byrd talked about community access and Comcast’s OnDemand platform. I spoke about NorCal Blogs and how people can use blogs as a news and information platform.
I recorded the discussion because I thought I would use it for some aspect of the Enterprise-Record or ChicoER.com. Since that hasn’t materialized, I’m presenting the audio of the hour-long panel here:
Download audio (MP3, 12MB)
My portion of the discussion starts about 28 minutes in. I was surprised my portion pushed up against the recommended 20 minute speaking length. I thought my performance started out a little shaky, but I think my basic message got across. The ultimate message was “If you can send an e-mail, you can blog.”