We are back with the Mediatwits podcast, revamped in a roundtable format with “regulars” and occasional special guests. Plus, we are now video and audio, and you can watch the podcast live as a Google Hangout on Air — both right here on this post on MediaShift, on our YouTube channel or on our Google+ page. The show will be archived on our YouTube channel, the video will be embedded here, and the audio will be on SoundCloud and still available as an audio podcast through iTunes. If you subscribed to the old version, you’ll still be subscribed to the new one!
Our regulars for this show are Mark Glaser moderating, USC’s Andrew Lih, Seattle Times’ Mónica Guzmán and Reuters’ Felix Salmon (Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox can’t join us this week). We will have a strong bullpen of folks to fill-in as needed. Our topics this week include the new Netflix original “House of Cards” and its fictional Washington Herald newsroom and the rise of digital on the show. Plus, Netflix released the entire season at once for “binge viewing” — how do you review that as a critic? We also discuss how the Postal Service’s move to drop Saturday delivery is hurting print magazines, and mags’ push for digital editions. And what about the Super Bowl ads and how they played out on social media? Finally, NBC News announced it was shuttering EveryBlock, a hyper-local pioneer.
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Mónica Guzmán is a columnist for the Seattle Times and Northwest tech news site GeekWire and a community strategist for startups and media. She emcees Ignite Seattle, a grab-bag community fueled speaker series. Mónica was a reporter at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and seattlepi.com, its online-only successor, where she ran the experimental and award-winning Big Blog and drew a community of readers with online conversation and weekly meetups. Follow her on Twitter @moniguzman
Andrew Lih is a new media journalist, and associate professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism where he directs the new media program. He is the author of “The Wikipedia Revolution” (Hyperion 2009, Aurum UK 2009) and is a noted expert on online collaboration and journalism. He is a veteran of AT&T Bell Laboratories and in 1994 created the first online city guide for New York City (www.ny.com). Follow him on Twitter @fuzheado and buy his book here.
Felix Salmon is the financial blogger for Reuters. He was named one of Time Magazine’s 25 Best Financial Bloggers, and offers his frank view on the maneuverings of Wall Street, Washington and popular culture. Watch him on Felix TV or follow him on Twitter @felixsalmon.
1. House of Cards debuts; how to review it?
Economics of Netflix’s $100 Million New Show at the Atlantic
Binge Programming: How Netflix’s House of Cards Changes the Game at PBS MediaShift
Netflix, Amazon refuel their duel at Variety
2. Future of magazines, with loss of Saturday delivery
Magazines React to Post Office Cutbacks: The Friday Evening Post? at NY Times Media Decoder
Digital Magazines Take Off for Second Half of 2012 at Fishbowl NY
3. Super Bowl gets social; Go Daddy upsets
Replaying Super Bowl Ads’ Effectiveness at NY Times Media Decoder
4. NBC shuts EveryBlock
NBC Closes Hyper-Local Pioneer EveryBlock at Poynter
NBC Shuts Down Hyper-Local Website at NY Times Media Decoder
R.I.P. EveryBlock by Adrian Holovaty
Be sure to vote in our weekly poll, this time about your “binge viewing” habits:
Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian and fiancee Renee. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit. and Circle him on Google+