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Traditional Print and Broadcast Can Thrive in the Digital Age, Say NBC’s Jean Chatzky, Hearst’s Lincoln Millstein and Other Gurus

Here’s a newsflash you don’t stumble across much these days: Old-school media isn’t going the way of hoop skirts, gas lamps and horse-drawn carriages anytime soon.

In fact, it’s poised to thrive in our ever-engulfing digital age.

“People will start feeling so overloaded by information that they’ll have to make choices,” says Jean (above). “That’s what is going to ensure that real journalist with real training will contrnue to rise to the top.”

“People will start feeling so overloaded by information that they’ll have to start making choices,” Jean (above) tells us.

So say media gurus from both sides of the equation who spoke today in Manhattan at “Don’t Write Them Off: Television, Newspapers, Magazines, Radio Reinvented,” an Algonquin 3.0 conference hosted by Kaplow Communications President Liz Kaplow.

On the panel at the event (which was streamed live on BlogTalkRadio and Ustream.tv) were Jean Chatzky, financial editor for NBC’s Today show and a columnist for New York’s Daily News; Lincoln Millstein, Hearst Newspapers’ senior vice president for digital media; Lesley Jane Seymour, editor-in-chief of More magazine, Sree Sreenivasan, new media professor at Columbia Journalism School and host of BlogTalkRadio’s SAJA; and BlogTalkRadio CEO Alan Levy.

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BlogTalkRadio Welcomes President Obama to ’40 Minutes for Health Reform’ Special

BlogTalkRadio celebrates its third anniversary this month. And what better, more fitting way to mark the occasion than with an interview with President Barack Obama?

As TechCrunch and CNN reported yesterday, the president will appear on BlogTalkRadio this Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 5 p.m. ET. He will be discussing health-care reform as part of the “40 Days for Health Reform” campaign.

CAPTION: Obama: On the road to health-care reform.

Obama: On the road to health-care reform. (Photo: Pete Souza)

We are honored that the BlogTalkRadio platform has been selected to host this conversation as the debate on health-care reform reaches a fever pitch, and that the president is lending his voice to the dialogue.

Having embraced other popular platforms like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn during his campaign and into his administration, this event is yet another example of the president leveraging social media to communicate with the American people.

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It’s Official: ‘Worldfocus’ Launches Companion BlogTalkRadio Program

BlogTalkRadio just got a lot more worldly—and a bit more focused.

Beginning today, Worldfocus, the nightly news series that’s syndicated to PBS stations nationwide, debuts its companion program, Worldfocus Radio, here on BTR.

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Martin: Now a regular in cyberspace.

Hosted by Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge, the half- hour show airs Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Tonight’s maiden edition examines the escalating war in Gaza, and its historic roots.

Guests include Ehud Eiran, research fellow at Harvard University, Ghassan Shabaneh, professor of international studies at Marymount Manhattan College, Wendy Pearlman, political science professor at Northwestern University, and Charles D. Smith, professor of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona.

Worldfocus was launched in October 2008 by WNET.ORG, the parent of New York City-based PBS stations Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21, and boasts a team of seasoned journalists and production professionals who tap the re- sources of reporters throughout the globe.

“Our partnership with BlogTalkRadio is a natural fit for Worldfocus,” WNET.ORG President Neal Shapiro tells us, adding that the news program is now “a true multimedia program that delivers online as well as on television.”

“WNET.ORG adds to the growing roster of major media brands hosting live, interactive programming on our network,” notes BlogTalkRadio Director of Programming Philip Recchia.

“We look forward to growing our relationship with the PBS flagship station.”

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To watch Worldfocus online, or find your local PBS affiliate, click here.

To hear Worldfocus Radio on BlogTalkRadio, click here.

Terrorism Experts Robert Spencer, Randall Larsen Join SAJA Roundtable on Mumbai Attacks

As part of its ongoing coverage of news events unfolding in Mumbai, SAJA will present a roundtable discussion on terrorism in the Indian city – and heightened terrorist threats throughout the world – tomorrow, Nov. 28, on BlogTalkRadio.
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Spenser: Tackling global-terrorism issue.

Terrorism experts Robert Spencer, author of Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam Is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs, and Randall Larsen, founding director for The Institute for Homeland Security and author of Our Own Worst Enemy: Asking the Right Questions to Protect You, Your Family and America, will join SAJA host Sree Sreenivasan and BlogTalkRadio CEO Alan Levy on the two-hour special at 10 a.m. New York City time.

Expert in homeland security.

Larsen: Expert in homeland security.

Shortly after news of the Mumbai terrorist attacks broke Wednesday, SAJA launched a series of live webcasts on the horrific massacre. These special 120-minute reports will continue through tomorrow.

A professor of journalism at Columbia University, co-founder of the South Asian Journalists Association and  reporter for WNBC-TV, Sree is encouraging listeners with updates from Mumbai to call the show at (347)324-5991 and share information with the South Asian community, as well as with journalists worldwide.

They can also email questions and suggestions to saja@columbia.edu

To access SAJA’s complete Mumbai coverage, click here.

First Look: ‘The Social Media Bible’ – featuring BlogTalkRadio

As we told you this summer, BlogTalkRadio CEO Alan Levy will be featured in the forthcoming Social Media Bible.

And now we’re pleased to bring you this first look at its jacket art.socialmediabible

Available April 20 from John Wiley & Sons, the definitive resource by Lon Safko and David Brake also sports contributions from such social-media thought leaders as:

Matt Mullenweg, president and founder of WordPress; Marc Canter, president and founder of Macromedia; Kevin O’Brien, vice president of Constant Contact; Chris Heuer, president and founder of The Social Media Club; and Paul Boisvert, senior technical content producer for Yahoo!

For more on The Social Media Bible, which was just listed on Amazon.com, click here.

And to hear Alan’s original interview for the book, click here.

First Look: 'The Social Media Bible' – featuring BlogTalkRadio

As we told you this summer, BlogTalkRadio CEO Alan Levy will be featured in the forthcoming Social Media Bible.

And now we’re pleased to bring you this first look at its jacket art.socialmediabible

Available April 20 from John Wiley & Sons, the definitive resource by Lon Safko and David Brake also sports contributions from such social-media thought leaders as:

Matt Mullenweg, president and founder of WordPress; Marc Canter, president and founder of Macromedia; Kevin O’Brien, vice president of Constant Contact; Chris Heuer, president and founder of The Social Media Club; and Paul Boisvert, senior technical content producer for Yahoo!

For more on The Social Media Bible, which was just listed on Amazon.com, click here.

And to hear Alan’s original interview for the book, click here.