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Entries by Andy Plesser from 08/2009

YouTube Local News Organized in 100 U.S. Cities

| Posted 08.03.2009 | Media

YouTube's "News Near You," a recent addition to the YouTube news page, organizes local news sources. YouTube has organized hundreds of news sources into news "portals" in 100 U.S. cities.

Video: Consumers will Pay for "Indispensible" Online Content, Managing Editor

| Posted 08.10.2009 | Media

While the monetization models for online news are emerging, there will an upside for  highly valued, niche content, says Josh Tyrangiel, Mana...

Video: to Monetize its Videos Throughout the Web

| Posted 08.12.2009 | Media has found booming usage of its videos off its site, notably on the Huffington Post. We interviewed Charles Tillinghast, president and publisher of at the company's headquarters.

Video: Microsoft Says One Third of World's PC's have Silverlight Installed; 400,000 Developers and Designers Onboard

| Posted 08.17.2009 | Media

REDMOND, WA -- Microsoft Silverlight, the new Web multimedia platform, is "one of the fastest Web plug-in's," with one third of the world's PC's h...

Video: Has New Online Video Look and Focus

| Posted 08.18.2009 | Media

To get an overview on their new video functionality, we visited managing editor Josh Tryangiel for this overview on the redesign.

Video: Newser Has Dramatic Traffic Drop, Report

| Posted 08.21.2009 | Media

Earlier this year, I interviewed Newser co-founder Michael Wolff. In his report, Wolff explains some of the reasons for the decline in his site's traffic, citing changing "distribution deals." Managing Editor: Long Form Journalism on the Web is "Not Working" (VIDEO)

| Posted 08.24.2009 | Media

In this third part of my chat with Josh Tyrangiel, Managing Editor of, he explains how stories are written and edited for the Web.

Video: Chief Says Video Transcripts Make Editing Scalable with "Minimum Human Intervention"

| Posted 08.25.2009 | Media

The transcription of the voice track of video has proven valuable by making video more searchable. Now, it is making video editing more effective and scalable, explains chief Charles Tillinghast.

Video: Ted Kennedy Video Interview up on BigThink

| Posted 08.27.2009 | Media

One of Ted Kennedy's last interviews is up on BigThink, the little New York-based start-up which creates and publishes interviews with thought leaders.