For the fourth year in a row, FORA.tv’s production team, lead by Bob Appel, produced the NYU Stern Launch. Each year NYU welcomes hundreds of incoming full-time MBA students with a orientation that covers workshops, seminars and lectures from leading speakers. The orientation also includes extracurricular activities such as a ferry ride to Ellis Island, as well as, a formal gala dinner.
In case you missed it, we opened our doors to host a NewCo SF session this afternoon. CEO Blaise Zerega gave a presentation on live streaming video on Twitter.
The decline of informed, civil disagreement on public issues, policies, and ideas is well-documented. In media, the explosion of news sources now makes it possible for information consumers to design and build their own hermetic echo chamber where they can exist for long periods without encountering intelligent disagreement. Or take government, where congressional districts are engineered into safe zones and increasingly extreme incumbents speak only to increasingly narrow segments of their voter bases.
This week FORA.tv Studios launched its first original video series, “Pot Goes Public.” The series provides different perspectives on the business prospects for legal marijuana through interviews with key industry players.
No matter who you are or what you do, there’s no argument: media (REALLY) matters, especially online video. So much, in fact, that a growing chorus of media experts say we are witnessing a significant turning point in history–a “revolution” even, to use Dachis Group Chairman and CEO Jeff Dachis’ bold words: “The single largest shift in communication history”–wherein our lives are so pervasively saturated with media that we can no longer think of media as external or separate from ourselves. We are always-already mediated. In today’s “media life,” we live in media rather than with it.
Excited but overwhelmed by online video? You’re not alone. As the importance of providing online video of your event grows (and it’s growing!), so does its complexity. We understand the stress associated with organizing an event, selling tickets and pleasing sponsors. With all the opportunities online video provides, so many options to weigh and factors to consider, it can be hard to see the forest for the trees.
The badly fumbled implementation of the Affordable Care Act has been America’s most heated political topic for months. ACA critics have sustained an uproar over ad hoc modifications to the law and its uneven impact. Meanwhile, most of its supporters concede that the technical and public relations side of the rollout has been a nearly unmitigated debacle.