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Archive for June, 2009

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009


by A.man.I

Vibe Magazine ends
its 16-year run.

15-year old female teen plans to make aviation history.

Atlanta social media strategist featured on CNN.

My former Fox 13 (Tampa, FL) colleague Frank Robertson signs off.

Friday, June 26th, 2009


by A.man.I

Devin has two teeth, and is getting good with his hands.

Friday, June 26th, 2009


michael jackson deceased,dead king of pop


You blessed the world with your music. You made us smile, cry, and dance. You were loved, criticized, and hated, but no one can deny that you will always be the KING of music.

You are often replicated, but will never be duplicated.

Your passing marks the end of an era. R.I.P.

Amani Channel

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009


From Grayson Daughters

Here’s a video interview with Atlanta-area IT security expert, Ariel Silverstone, with an explanation we can actually understand!

Sliverstone explains how it’s possible for the unrest in Iran to arrive, uncensored, via the internet.

Silverstone also addresses the global initiative to keep the internet available to all. He talks about the years of Iran-related media now stored on YouTube/Google. And he discusses internet control, privacy issues, and pending legislation regarding the internet in the United States.

And what about a country such as Korea?!

More about Silverstone, and his blog, are here:

Iran and the Internet: A Conversation With Ariel Silverstone. 6-22-09 from Grayson Daughters on Vimeo.

Monday, June 22nd, 2009


from e-mail invitation
Photo credit Mike Schinkel

Several months ago, a small group of journalists and fellow travelers who are deeply concerned about the state of our local media met informally at the home of Len Witt, professor of communications at Kennesaw State University.

Atlanta Journalism Roundtable

Between gulps of beer and slurps of his wife Diana’s delicious homemade chili, we had a wide-ranging discussion about how metro Atlanta can function effectively without a vibrant press to keep the public informed and assorted politicians and policymakers on their toes.

Part two if the discussion is set. The Atlanta Journalism Roundtable discussion group will gather with “Lens on Atlanta,” WPBA/WABE’s pioneering civic engagement portal.

The meeting will be held in Atlanta on Friday, June 26 at 3 p.m. The address is 740 Bismark Road NE. For directions, please visit. www.pba.org/directions/.

Unlike the initial “get together” of this group at the home of Kennesaw State University professor Len Witt, this time we’ll have a formal agenda. After some brief personal introductions, we’ll focus on:

• A history and explanation of “Lens” by our hosts
• What’s the S.W.O.T. (Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats) to building sustainable and credible journalistic outlets in the digital age?
• Where do we go from here: What are the next steps for media innovators/entrepreneurs in metro Atlanta, in general, and the Roundtable in particular?

While the agenda seems mercifully short, we expect participants to bring their own fulsome ideas and opinions to the fore. We’re primarily inviting journalists who have started their own web sites and blogs but we’re also open to expanding the guest list to include other smart and daring innovators who have something to offer. If you know anyone who fits this description please forward this e-mail to them.

Lastly, since our hosts will need a final head count as soon as possible, please RSVP to my e-mail (lylevincentharris [at] google.com) by Wednesday, June 24 (disregard if you’ve already indicated that you’re unable to attend). If you have any questions, feel free to call me at 404 441-7554. We look forward to seeing you on Friday. Take care.

Thursday, June 18th, 2009


by A.man.I

If you’re a PR professional, and you don’t know about Peter Shankman’s HARO e-newsletter, you need to check it out.

Shankman is in Atlanta to speak at the monthly PRSA meeting, and he attended a Tweet Up organized in his honor.

Shankman sat down with My Urban Report to discuss HARO, and social media.

Interview by Grayson Daughters
Camera & Edtiting by Amani Channel

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Media Connection Ep. #3.3 Kwanza Hall

from MediaConnection.tv

Saturday, June 13th, 2009


from e-release


Atlanta, GA – Thousands of people in the Atlanta Metro area turned on their TV this morning, only to find that their set was dark.. To help these individuals with their questions and concerns, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund has partnered with local organizations – Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda (CPA), Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS), and Latinos in Informational Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) – to establish assistance centers in metro Atlanta.

Please contact Heather Connor at 212-203-3304 to set-up interviews, visit one of the assistance centers, or accompany DTV experts on a troubleshooting in-home visit.

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