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Thursday, July 29, 2004

Video Blogging Coverage
Mark Glaser writes for the Online Journaism review, Blogsploitation: Big Media Tries to Steal Bloggers' Thunder at DNC:
Though a lot of bloggers were excited about candidate Howard Dean speaking at their Bloggers Breakfast on the first day of the convention, not too many quoted him from this comment: "I read blogs from time to time," Dean said. "Not because I sit down and intend to, because I don't have that much time, but because supporters send me e-mails with various blogs that they read...We have two people that we pay to read blogs, 25 or whatever it is per day."

(I found Dean's comments via an interesting video blog by Steve Garfield, an uncredentialed gate-crasher.)
I found this link over on New Media Musings where JD writes:
I hope we'll see much, much more video blogging in the months and yeara ahead. Mark Glaser's OJR column pointed to Steve Garfield's Video Blog, where he crashed the Democratic convention party and has posted seven video reports so far. Terrific stuff.
Over at Human Dog, Chris Wegal says:


Greetings Friends and Neighbors!

Visit Steve Garfield's Vidblog to see some terrific coverge of the DNC more interesting than just about anything you've seen on television.
Lost Remote says:
DNC: Video blogging (vlogging) the convention
I just stumbled across Steve Garfield's video blog, including this post from the blogger's breakfast. TV folks may scoff at the amateur quality, but as blogs have proven, sometimes a raw, independent voice is just as compelling as quality mainstream programming.

Jeff Jarvis at Buzzmachine has this:

: Steve Garfield vlogged the convention. I'm surprised I didn't see more citizen video from Boston.

: Speaking of vlogging, Unmediated finds a very nice video hosting service that lets you add video to your blog. Have at it, future Michael Moores!
Jonathan Dube over at just added me to their Great Work Gallery.

He says:
There's no better way to learn than by examining great work. Here's some of the best ever done.
Thanks Jonathan!

I'm working hard to post at least one new video a day.

Video Blogging isn't as easy as posting text and pictures from your cell phone, but by doing a project like this, I hope to help us all figure out the easiest way to get video on a blog

The Reviews Are In!
Digbys Blog: Hullabaloo says:
Convention Blog Recommendation

Check out Steve Garfield's Video Blog. He's got speeches you don't get to see on TV, interviews with unusual people and a real insiders look at the convention. It brings to life all those other blogger's tales of too many people and not enough diet coke. (Notice how much it's just like any other trade show --- the trade being politics instead of software or shoes.)

You can watch a piece of the veteran's speech by Wesley Clark that I referenced below. It really is a stem-winder.

This is a very original convention blog. I give it two thumbs up!
Thanks! I thought it was a real breakthrough, that I could bring to life your text post of the Clark speech. A video blog post really lets you see what it was like to be there.
Eric of For the Ride says:
Very Good Convention Blogging

I've already given out my convention blogger award to Fafblog, but Very Good convention blogging is being done by Steve Garfield on his video blog. As I wrote in his comments, I was beginning to feel like Steve Gilliard about convention blogging, but his videos were good and informative (and avoided repeating memes like "Clinton really is a rock star.")
I'm glad I can make some videos that give people a feel for being here in Boston.
Cyberjournalist has this story, Video blogging the convention:
Is video blogging the next big thing?

While most bloggers are content posting text and a few poor-quality photos, Steve Garfield has been video blogging the convention.

Garfield tells why:
Video Blogging gives the viewer more information than a text blog. I've been experimenting with video blogging since the first of the year and thought that the DNC would be a great week to go out and practice some Citizen Journalism.

For giving the reader/viewer a sense of what happened, the video post is much more effective.

People are really excited about seeing things that the major media outlets are not showing.

Take for example the Wes Clark speech. I was there and felt the hall erupt with enthusiasm after he spoke about the flag. Digby had linked to the Salon article, which I could only read a portion of since it required a subscription, which told you about what happened, but my video actually showed the excitement and I think it really comes through.

Douglas Fisher writes over at Common Sense Journalism:
Steve Garfield did quite a bit of video blogging from Boston. Wow. Great stuff. Makes our little attempts at video on the WEC look rather puny.
WTVH Channel 5 In New York reports:
With bloggers, or web journal writers given press passes to the political conventions for the first time ever this year, one web writer took it a step further. Steve Garfield chronicled the Democratic Convention with text and video. You can watch all of his video blog reports online.
Adam Curry says:
Really enjoyed watching your video posts. I really, really wish you had an rss feed with them as enclosures.
Thanks for linking, reading and watching.
posted by Steve Garfield 6:40 PM

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