Al Stavitsky, University of Oregon on Podcasting


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From the 30th Annual Convention of Alternative Newsweeklies in Portland, Oregon.

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Al Stavitsky, University of Oregon on Podcasting

  1. 1. Podcasts and Mobile Media Al Stavitsky University of Oregon
  2. 2. The table below shows whether online users have ever done a specified activity and they did it “yesterday,” the latter yielding a picture of what internet users are doing wi respect to a set of online activities on a typical day. Digital activities Topics (asked only of internet users) Have ever done this (%) Did this yesterday (%) Go online for no particular reason, just for fun 62% 28% or to pass the time Send instant messages to someone who is 37 12 online at the same time Log onto the internet using a wireless device 30 15 Download music files to your computer so you 27 4 can play them at any time you want Pay to access or download digital content 21 4 online, such as music, video, or newspaper articles Download video files to your computer so you 19 4 can play them at any time you want Download a podcast so you can listen to it or 7 1 view it at a later time Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project April 2006 Survey. N=2,882 for internet users. Margin of error is ±2%. Out of the seven activities asked about, internet users, on average, have tried nearly tw of these activities; on a typical day, most online users do not do any of the digit
  3. 3. What’s a Podcast? • audio or video files that can be published and distributed over the Internet • may be downloaded directly from websites or ‘syndicated’ using RSS for listening on mobile players
  4. 4. What do you need? • Hardware: Computer, Net connection, mic, webserver • Software: Garage Band, Audacity, iMovie
  5. 5. How do you do it? • Record the audio/video (and edit?) • Export to MP3 • Create RSS feed • Upload to your webserver • Publish to a directory (eg iTunes)
  6. 6. What would I podcast? • Interviews • Commentaries • Speeches • Music • Citizen-Generated Media
  7. 7. What’s out there? • NPR • Podcast Alley
  8. 8. The Podfather speaks • The ‘Al Pods’
  9. 9. Mobile Media • viewing multimedia on portable devices (eg mobile phone, PDA) • 3G phones enabled for web browsing • reformat web content for ease of viewing • BBC Mobile, Mobile
  10. 10. What else? • Email me: