London, ON, January 2009 [Please click to embiggen]
I wanted to thank y'all for your good wishes leading up to and following my interview on CTV's Canada AM this morning. It went very well - I had never been interviewed by Marci Ien before, but it felt as easy as a kitchen table chat...which is what you always hope for. And if you follow Marci's link, you'll see that she's a pretty inspirational person in her own right.
Cool tech fun: I found the video online! If you missed it here it is:
Tech analyst on the future of the mediaAfter the interview was over, I had a very nice conversation with Murray, one of the 'A' television station producers who set everything up and run the camera whenever I go in for an interview. I wish I had taped that discussion, too, as for a few minutes in a quiet studio, we were able to peel back the layers of Canada's media landscape and figure out where everything was going, and why. I felt very much in my element this morning, so as I headed out to the frigid parking lot, I was overcome by a sense of calmness that's largely escaped me in recent months.
The economic downturn has affected a number of industries, including media. The sector is feeling the pinch from companies pulling out advertising dollars, coupled with the shifting way in which people consume media.
This link also works.
This photos reflects a similarly calm moment, when the blizzard outside was raging, but amid the chaos it was kind enough to paint the skylight of the building I was in in ephemeral, memorable patterns. Makes me glad I'm Canadian.
Your turn: You feel in your groove when...?
One more thing: We're still doing winter themes here. And if you haven't captioned, click here, too. I'm so bossy, I know!
Oops, make that two: The conversation continued later in the day...spoke with David Friend of the Canadian Press, who quoted me in this piece, Canwest Global likely close to making asset sales: analysts.