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Adam Richman on Bloomberg Soda Ban: ‘We Are In a Very Precarious Situation as a Society’

Travel Channel’s Adam Richman, the man behind Man vs. Food, its spinoff show Man vs. Food Nation and now Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America, recently sat down with us for an enlightening chat about his background, MvF and his new show among other things. In Part I of our Media Beat interview with him, Richman discusses New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s proposal to ban extra-large sodas in the Big Apple.

This and all MediabistroTV productions can also be viewed on our YouTube Channel. Also, be sure to check out Part II and III of our chat with Richman tomorrow and Wednesday, respectively.

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Watch: New York‘s Frank Rich Breaks Down 2012 Presidential Election, Talks Media Bias

In the final part of our three-part “Media Beat” interview with New York magazine’s Frank Rich, the veteran political columnist talks about what to expect in the months leading up to the presidential election, and discusses the growing intersection between culture and politics.

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Part 1: New York Editor Frank Rich Discusses His Role in Making HBO’s ‘Veep’

Part 2: Frank Rich Compares New York Times and New York Magazine

Watch: Frank Rich Compares New York Times and New York Magazine

It’s been a year since longtime New York Times columnist Frank Rich left the paper to join New York magazine. In the second part of our three-part “Media Beat” interview with him, Rich talks about the differences between his old job and his new one, and also discusses how to handle the criticism that comes with being a columnist (video below).

For more videos, check out our YouTube channel and follow us on Twitter: @mediabistroTV

Part 1: New York Editor Frank Rich Discusses His Role in Making HBO’s ‘Veep’
Part 3: New York‘s Frank Rich Breaks Down 2012 Presidential Election, Talks Media Bias

Watch: Jonah Peretti Describes Launching The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed

In the final part of our three-part “Media Beat” interview with Jonah Peretti, the internet entrepreneur talks about launching The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed.

“I wasn’t sure if it would be a big success,” Peretti admits, remembering the days leading up to the launch of The Huffington Post. “A friend of mine asked me if he should invest, and I was like ‘I’m not sure’… I didn’t really want to risk my friend’s money.”

He also offers advice for those wanting to launch their own startup, explaining that entrepreneurs shouldn’t worry about what tech blogs are covering.

Part 1: BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti: ‘Our Reporters Are Doing the Kind of Work Reporters Love to Do’

Part 2: Jonah Peretti On What It Means To Go Viral

For more videos, check out our YouTube channel and follow us on Twitter: @mediabistroTV

Watch: Jonah Peretti Describes Launching The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed

In the final part of our three-part “Media Beat” interview with Jonah Peretti, the internet entrepreneur talks about launching The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed.

“I wasn’t sure if it would be a big success,” Peretti admits, remembering the days leading up to the launch of The Huffington Post. “A friend of mine asked me if he should invest, and I was like ‘I’m not sure’… I didn’t really want to risk my friend’s money.”

He also offers advice for those wanting to launch their own startup, explaining that entrepreneurs shouldn’t worry about what tech blogs are covering.

Part 1: BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti: ‘Our Reporters Are Doing the Kind of Work Reporters Love to Do’

Part 2: Jonah Peretti On What It Means To Go Viral

For more videos, check out our YouTube channel and follow us on Twitter: @mediabistroTV

BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti: ‘Our Reporters Are Doing the Kind of Work Reporters Love to Do’

In the first part of our three-part “Media Beat” interview with Jonah Peretti, the BuzzFeed co-founder discusses how his company is becoming a full-scale news organization following a flurry of recent hires and breaks down how social media drives news online.

“We have reporters who have beats and sources, and can do original work,” Peretti says, “the kind of work that reporters love to do, where they dig in on a story. They’re not just aggregating, they’re not summarizing what’s happening elsewhere, they’re creating something new and original.”

For more videos, check out our YouTube channel and follow us on Twitter: @mediabistroTV

BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti: ‘Our Reporters Are Doing the Kind of Work Reporters Love to Do’

In the first part of our three-part Media Beat interview with Jonah Peretti, the BuzzFeed founder discusses how his company is becoming a full-scale news organization following a flurry of recent hires and breaks down how social media drives news online.

“We have reporters who have beats and sources, and can do original work,” Peretti says, “the kind of work that reporters love to do, where they dig in on a story. They’re not just aggregating, they’re not summarizing what’s happening elsewhere, they’re creating something new and original.”

For more videos, check out our YouTube channel and follow us on Twitter: @mediabistroTV

Video: Editor Josh Wolk on How to Pitch Vulture

In the final installment of our three-part interview with Josh Wolk, the New York editor says that Vulture is always looking for freelancers and explains what he looks for in a pitch.


You can also watch this video on YouTube.

Part 1: New York Mag’s ‘Vulture’: ‘The Smartest Voice on Pop Culture’

Part 2: Vulture Editor Josh Wolk: ‘The Word ‘Exclusive’ Has Gotten Devalued’

Vulture Editor Josh Wolk: ‘The Word ‘Exclusive’ Has Gotten Devalued’

In part 2 of our “Media Beat” interview with New York magazine’s Josh Wolk, the veteran entertainment editor talks about scoops, original reporting, and so-called “exclusives.”


You can also watch this video on YouTube.

Part 1: New York Mag’s ‘Vulture’: ‘The Smartest Voice on Pop Culture’

Part 3: Wednesday, Wolk reveals the one skill every entertainment reporter should have.

College Humor Co-Founder On Condom Ads, BustedTees and Google Copyrights

In part 3 of our Media Beat interview with College Humor co-founder Ricky Van Veen, we discuss how to monetize web video.  It used to be “don’t mess with the video”, but these days there can be good ads that complement the video.  Ricky discusses further.

Ricky reveals that they’re focused on content, but have an eye for emerging types of advertising and even areas like virtual goods. Check out part 1 here!

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