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Carpetbagger on the Power of Vlogs

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I’ve previously blogged about David Carr, the New York Times‘ self-proclaimed “carpetbagger.” He’s a crotchety, knowledgeable kind of guy (just like me). In this brief Root.tv interview, Carr comments on the appeal of integrating video. The footage comes from a panel in which it was noted that 1/3 of all posts from Gawker media embedded video.

Might be interesting to note your own reactions to this post: Are you more moved by this writing, or the moving images above? What’s the best method of conveying information, of providing opinion and analysis? Are we just lazy, and want our news spoon-fed to us, or is it that sound and images appeal to different aspects of the intellect?

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» "Pinays," AGNI, Spring 2016
» "Dandy," Post Road, Spring 2015
» "Wrestlers," Fifth Wednesday, Spring 2014
» "Babies," Joyland, August 2011
» "Nicolette and Maribel," BostonNow, May 2007
» "The Rice Bowl," Memorious, March 2005
» "The Rules of the Game," Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images (Coffee House Press, June 2003)
» "Deaf Mute," Growing Up Filipino (Philippine American Literary House, April 2003)
» "Good Men ," Genre, April 2003
» "The Foley Artist," Drunken Boat, April 2002
» "Squatters," Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America (Asian Am. Writers' Workshop, 2001)
» "Deaf Mute," The North American Review, Jan 2001
» "The First Lady of Our Filipino Nation," The Boston Phoenix, 1999
» "Paper Route," Flyway Literary Review, 1996
» "Brainy Smurf and the Council Bluffs Pride Parade," Generation Q (Alyson, 1996)
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