A reporter I've worked with for some time, Daisy Whitney, has recently expanded her work from from TV Week and other publications to her own video podcast -- The New Media Minute.
I've been enjoying her commentary for some time, and this week featured another of my favorite "new media" personalties: Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV.
I found this particular episode of Daisy's video weblog (or vlog) is important for a couple of reasons:
- I like how Daisy is expanding her work to a new medium, and how the Web is allowing her to do so without securing a contract, job, what have you, with a network or other established media outlet. She's doing good work, and I hope her following continues to grow.
- In this episode, she's profiling someone who's doing the same thing. He even notes in his interview that he's been approached by some networks, and while he might consider some, he likes what's happening on his own show and doing it his own way -- the essence of the "new media."
But perhaps most importantly, you have to love a guy that talks about wine that uses phrases like "this wine rocks my face off" and "less than 20 bones." So much for wine snobbery!
Check out Daisy and Gary at:
Take a look, and as Daisy would say, head on over to Facebook and "friend them up!"