Mark Glaser’s ‘MediaShift’ Blog to Debut Jan. 18 at PBS.org

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By: E&P Staff

PBS.org will unveil a new blog by longtime new media critic Mark Glaser this week that plans to explore how new forms of digital media are changing American society and culture.

“MediaShift” goes live Jan. 18 at www.pbs.org/mediashift. A note on the site explains the focus: “Your media world is swimming with music, movies, television, radio, newspapers and the Internet. In jumps new forms of media such as blogs, podcasts, wikis, citizen journalism, and RSS news readers — all to help you gain control and take action. MediaShift is your guide to the digital media revolution. Mark Glaser hosts, but you’re the star.”

The main portion of the site will be Glaser’s blog, but plans call for offer ongoing opportunities for active public participation and feedback through a section called ‘Your Take.”

Glaser has written columns about the Internet and technology for the Los Angeles Times, CNET and HotWired, among several other publications. He most recently wrote a weekly column for USC Annenberg School for Communication’s Online Journalism Review, and he currently writes the OPA Intelligence Report e-mail newsletter for the Online Publishers Association.

“I’m thrilled to be working with pbs.org, one of the most trusted names in media, to cover the topical subject of how technology and the Net are transforming the media,” Glaser said in a prepared statement. “After writing about blogs and new media as an observer for so many years, I’m finally walking my talk by writing a blog, and actually practicing what I’ve preached for so long. I’m looking forward to writing about new forms of journalism and media while also submerging myself in this world even more — and letting my audience participate in new ways.”

View the press release.

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