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Watch This: NYT Interactive Newsroom Panel From Mediabistro Circus

mbcircustent.pngMiss the circus? Now you can experience it right from your desktop.

Footage from the Mediabistro Circus presentation by members of The New York Times‘ digital newsroom is now available for Mediabistro On Demand subscribers.

The panel, moderated by BusinessWeek columnist Jon Fine, featured Times‘ multimedia editor Andrew DeVigal, graphics editor Steve Duenes and Fiona Spruill, editor of the web newsroom, who gave a behind-the-scenes look into some of the new interactive creations on the Times Web site, including One in 8 Million.

A free preview of the panel can be found here and you can get the full 58-minute experience by subscribing to Mediabistro On Demand.

Also available on demand now is author Tim Ferriss‘s Mediabistro Circus presentation about social media, blogging and self-promotion.

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Author Tim Ferriss Offers The Key To “The 4-Hour Workweek”

ferriss.pngBest selling author Tim Ferriss opened Mediabistro Circus today with a dynamic presentation about self promotion. “Don’t be lazy,” he told an audience filled with journalists, writers and professionals in PR, advertising and design — many who are freelancing and know how much hard work it takes to be successful.

Our colleagues at WebNewser have a great run down of his speech, in which the author of “The 4-Hour Workweek” revealed that he makes money primarily as a speaker at events like the Circus. His blog helps sell books, which “help keep Ferriss a hot commodity on the speaker’s circuit, and that’s where the money is made,” WebNewser explains. He can earn a 5-figure fee for an event like Mediabistro Circus.

And if you want another tip from Ferriss, don’t waste time or money on a PR firm, he said. From WebNewser:

Ferris says he spent $25,000 to get the word out about “4-Hour.” “I spent $18,000 on a PR firm which was a big waste of money.” The other $7,000 was spent on sending galleys and meeting in person with influential bloggers. “Buy them alcohol,” he advised.

Today Only! Discounted Tix To Mediabistro Circus

mbcircus.pngWe have ten discounted tickets for Mediabistro Circus only available for FishbowlNY readers!

Click here to register, use the promo code FBNY245 and score a ticket to the Circus for only $245. But don’t wait, because this offer expires at close of business May 28 or when tickets run out (and we only have ten), whichever comes first.

If you haven’t already picked up a ticket to the two-day conference, you are probably on the fence about whether there will be anything interesting there for you to see and learn. Well, there will be. Promise.

Mediabistro Circus will kick off Tuesday, June 2 with a presentation about self-promotion by Tim Ferriss, the author of the best seller “The 4-Hour Workweek.” In today’s difficult job climate, its more important than ever for journalists (employed or otherwise), freelance writers, bloggers and authors to use all the tools available to them to promote themselves and their work.

And if that doesn’t grab your attention, perhaps you will enjoy the panel called “Strange Bedfellows: The [New] Media Deal,” featuring Chuck Cordray and Tom Smith from Hearst‘s Digital Media side and NYmag.com‘s general manager Michael Silberman, moderated by FBNY managing editor Rebecca L. Fox.

And of course, on Wednesday afternoon there will be a performance by Cirque du Soleil.

If you want to take part in fun, its not too late, but you have to act fast. Register now!