Wired magazine was in town last week, hosting a tech-centric TED gathering in Long Beach last Thursday at the 555 East American Steakhouse. Most of the Wired bigwigs, including publisher Howard Mittman, EIC Chris Anderson, and super-awesome contributing editor Clive Thompson (pictured above on the left with Conde Nast‘s Scott Dadich; NBC Universal International’s Roma Khanna; and Wired managing editor Jacob Young) were there. The Daily Show‘s Jon Hodgman and Boing Boing‘s Mark Frauenfelder also made appearances, among others. No video, unfortunately. But we do have plenty of glamor shots!
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We cornered Editor-in-Chief and founder of Politico John F. Harris (pictured on the right, reporter Ben Smith on the left) in the green room between panels and between Blackberry texts to his wife. (She had a Bob Barker sighting at LAX). We asked Harris if Politico was still hiring reporters. He said that they were. They are currently hiring a reporter to cover the House.
We wanted to know why Politico has been so successful while other publications have been forced to layoff journalists. Harris said that he thinks it’s because Politico is geared toward a specific audience. He said that it’s the general interest publications that are struggling and that Politico is for a specific audience. And that the future of media is in niche markets.
The future is so niche that we can’t even have just one way of pronouncing ‘niche’.
Perhaps you’ve noticed the banner ads we’ve been running for the last month or so: FBLA is going to New York this weekend for MediaBistro.com’s two-day summit to learn all about media trends and
Some of the speakers include Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Wired magazine and Jim Roberts, Editor of Digital News for the New York Times.
Wanna come with? We pack light and have a splitter on our iPod, so we make for great travel companions. See you there!
Wired EIC Chris Anderson posted his own list of ghouls–his Outlook blocked list. The addresses of those who sent him unwanted press releases, added his name to distribution lists, and so on are all posted, although we didn’t see Shirley Fitzpatrick who regularly tries to entice us by promising:
she will love a massive meat in her back door!
Commenters range from innocent photographers who bought some list from a shady PR service to outraged public relations professionals.
Cyrus Afzali, commenting in the mb.com forums, suggests:
A good compromise to me would be if he’d publish a complete index of every correction Wired ever issued.
So Chris Anderson is out as publisher of the Orange County Register, and Terry Horne, the publisher of the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Ariz., is in (Well, as of Sept. 15, anyway).
Horne’s answer to the falling revenue of the Reg?
“A renewed emphasis on local news,” according to the Orange County Register.
The paper already approaches everything — even an natural disaster a half a world away — from a hyper-local perspective, so we can’t imagine what he means. But good luck, Terry.
Wired magazine is perhaps the most positive, life-affirming publication on the planet. If someone threw a rock at their window, someone there would write a cover story about how shards of glass will save humanity.
So it’s a bit amazing to hear Wired editor Chris Anderson declare that “the age of the blockbuster is over.”
Anderson pronounced his hypothesis while pimping his book, The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More, at NATPE‘s 2007 Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas.
He says that media outlets have become so fragmented, no one can truly strike gold anymore. One glimmering exception: YouTube.
Per the Hollywood Reporter:
Anderson also noted the success of user-generated site YouTube, saying that Barry Diller was wrong when he said that “people with talent won’t be displaced by 18 million people producing stuff they think will have appeal.” In fact, Anderson said, videos on YouTube are generating “network-sized audiences for the kind of content that TV isn’t making. … There’s going to be a battle between these two markets.”
Unabashedly breathless enthusiasm for the questionably successful? That’s the Anderson we know and love.