2003 WEBLOG AWARDS Highlights from The Bloggies award show at SXSW. Features Ben and Mena Trott, Rebecca Blood, Heather Champ, Derek Powazek, Dave Linabury, Ernie Hsuang, Rannie Turigan, and more.
ANIL DASH MEETS THE SOPRANOS What began as a simple interview at the SoHo Starbucks ended with me hiding in the bathroom and the Sopranos' Katherine Narducci saying "Don't cwall da police."
BLOG AGE BEGINS: HOWARD DEAN The broadcast age began in 1960 with the Nixon-Kennedy debates. The blog age began in 2003 with the Howard Dean campaign - or did it? I toured Dean HQ with Blogger-in-Chief Mathew Gross in late December, 2003.
BLOGS ARE THE DEVIL While gathering "person-on-the-street" interviews in Times Square, I ran into this street preacher. I explained blogs to him. His response: "Unfortunately, your program comes into conflict with God's laws."
BLOGS AS JOURNALISM Blogs are credited with bringing down Trent Lott. But are they journalism? The Iraq War has blurred the distinction, with journalists such as Stuart Hughes blogging from the front lines.
BLOGS ON THE RADIO "Confederacy of Dunces" was a political talk show on Twin Cities radio. This is a great discussion of how blogs get information out there. Guests include bloggers Crystal (Space Waitress) and City Pages' G.R. Anderson.
BLOGS SAVE LIVES The story of how and why Crystal, aka Space Waitress, was feeling suicidal and placed a call for help on her blog.
BLOGUMENTARY TRAILER v1.1 A very old trailer I made for Blogumentary with some good clips of Matt Haughey, Meg Hourihan and Jason Kottke, Jeff Jarvis, Rebecca Blood and Anil Dash.