anders.com: Lectures: 12 Byzantine Rulers

anders.com: Lectures: 12 Byzantine Rulers

Previously I posted about the dearth of decent university lecture podcasts. This one, by SUNY professor Lars Brownsworth, is very good, at least to me, a Byzantine history geek.

Two episodes and I want the rest NOW.

I have a serious Byzantium-thing that dates back to the publication of John Julius Norwich’s epic tryptch in the late 90s. Since then I’ve devoured everything from Ostrogorski to Gibbon, Runciman to the few existing primary sources. If I had one dream in retirement it would be to get a doctorate in Byzantine history, specifically the Paleogus line.

There is a big opportunity for some shrew aggregator to get in front of the lecture-podcast movement and start making available some "real" lectures and not the watered-down  "continuing education" crap.

 So check out 12 Byzantine Rulers for a good example of what could be.

WSJ.com – Top Web Sites Build Up Ad Backlog, Raise Rates

WSJ.com – Top Web Sites Build Up Ad Backlog, Raise Rates

 

"In 1999, there was no research and people were chasing fear and greed," says Greg Stuart, president of the Interactive Advertising Bureau. "Now there’s good data, plus marketers with their own real experience."

 Always a risk trying to point behind the WSJ cost-wall. But here goes. Good piece on the sold-out situation in online, especially in the auto segment. Big takeaways — broadband is hot, hot, hot.

PressThink: If I Didn’t Build it, They Wouldn’t Come: Citizen Journalism is Discovered (Alive) in Watertown, MA

PressThink: If I Didn’t Build it, They Wouldn’t Come: Citizen Journalism is Discovered (Alive) in Watertown, MA

"Around the same time, I discovered Universal Hub (which at the time was called Boston Common). Universal Hub collected snippets from a huge collection of Metro-Boston area blogs, providing one-stop shopping for the local blogosphere. Creator Adam Gaffin had an unfailingly good eye for the funniest pull quote out of every blog from every corner of the region. In a way, Baristanet and Universal Hub were opposites: Nearly every post on Baristanet was written by Galant, in her persona of The Barista of Bloomfield Avenue. Gaffin, by contrast, rarely wrote in his own voice at Universal Hub. H2otown ultimately ended up being a hybrid of these two different approaches."

Nice plug on Jay Rosen’s Pressthink blog for Networkworld’s online editor Adam Gaffin’s excellent citizens’ journalism site, UniversalHub.

Ziff Davis Media: Print Tanking/Online Rising

Ziff Davis Media : Press Release

"The Enterprise Group’s online revenues, which also include results for the two Internet companies acquired during the fourth quarter of 2004, increased by 23% during the third quarter of 2005 versus prior year, driven by strong growth in online advertising, eSeminars and virtual trade shows. In addition, the Enterprise Group’s custom events business grew by 34% due to increased event activity, and its custom whitepaper business, which is a new business unit this year, added meaningful revenue for the third quarter ended September 30, 2005."

Rafat Ali acerbically notes: "Somebody needs to put Ziff Davis out of its misery…well, the print group, to be exact."

MediaPost Publications – Annals Of Integration: New York Times and Times Digital – 11/07/2005

MediaPost Publications – Annals Of Integration: New York Times and Times Digital – 11/07/2005

Great progress report of the integration efforts between print and online at the NYT. 

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