Interview With Wired’s Chris Anderson

My interview with Chris Anderson is finally live on the Mercury News Web site. Check it out here.

I discussed Anderson’s next book — the follow up to The Long Tail — titled “Free” at the Tools of Change conference, shortly after his keynote (see my notes here).

It took so long to produce this thanks to technical difficulties — otherwise known as our main videocamera not functioning. This was meant to be a video podcast with two cameras, and Chris and I were both miked with lavalier mics connected to the main camera. Therefore, the audio is from the onboard mic of a roving camcorder, so it sounds like we’re in a tunnel.

Thanks to David Barreda for “shooting” this.

photo by James Duncan Davidson via flickr.

World Association for Newspapers: Industry ‘Vibrant and Growing’

So I’m not the only one sick of hearing TribCo and others kowtowing to Wall Street’s unnecessarily irrational expectations.

Last week, Gavin O’Reilly, President of WAN, presented “the facts, not the myths, about newspapers” to a group of investors, analysts, and correspondents at WAN’s first Capital Markets Day in London.

Among the findings (PDF):

    • Paid-for circulations grew 1.9 percent over 12 months and 8.7 percent over five years. With free newspapers, global circulation grew 4.3 percent year-on-year.
    • Free daily newspaper circulation more than doubled over five years, to 40.8 million copies a day
    • More than 1.4 billion people now read a newspaper daily
    • Paid-for daily titles surpassed 11,000

Thanks to JoHo for the heads up and Center for Media Research. CC-licensed photo by Sarah.