Posts filed under “Financial Press”

Thoughts on Doing a Video/Podcast

One of the regular requests into the Big Picture inbox is the idea of doing some sort of regular broadcast — a radio show, an audio podcast, a video segment.  I am intrigued by the idea, but there are a few hurdles that need to be overcome:

• I have zero interest in doing anything lo-fi. (Skype is out !)

• This should be about the people I have access to (everyone from Rosie to Ratigan) and not about me.

• The production values need to be decent — a desk and 2 chairs are fine — but I want to have the ability to show charts and graphs and the like.

• It needs to satisfy clients who get perturbed when we “give it away.”

One reader suggestion was to do a 30-45 minute video podcast, sell the full show on iTunes, but put 3-5 minute snippets up on the blog. (Not a bad idea) A friend suggested doing an audio simulcast, which is smaller, lighter and cheaper.

I looked into this, and the costs of shooting, editing and hosting are about $5k per week. (You can do it cheaper, but it looks worse). This can be paid for via advertisements, or by subscriptions. All of this can be done on iTunes, and then migrated to YouTube for free 12 Months later.


What are your thoughts on this? Is it worthwhile to explore? What is something like this worth per month — an audio podcast for full video show — if anything ?

Category: Financial Press, Media

Thursday Reads

These few items caught my eye today: • Is William Dudley, NY Fed, President on the way out? (FT) • Buffett’s Hypocrisy (Video) • Gulf Coast oil spill could wreck region’s tourism and fishing industries (Washington Post) •Blame Hitler: Why Europe is responding so timidly to its economic crisis (Slate) • 39 Minutes With Ace…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Best . . . Headline . . . Ever . . .

How can you not adore the lunatic headline writer behind this soon to be legendary Bloomberg article: Porn Stars in 3-D Lure Consumers to New Sony, Panasonic TVs Fantastique! There are money quotes all over the place: “I want to try it out,” said Satoshi Miyazaki, 33, who pays about 2,000 yen a month to…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Humor, Technology

Virgin Links

Ok, not quite virginal — but I am on Virgin America, which has WiFi on their planes, so the travel day isn’t a total loss. I am over the Rockies as I type this, and the ski trails and mountain tops are still snowy white, despite the June 1st date. Here’s what I have been…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Wednesday Reading

I am going to do this in real time: I will add some links, and unless you see “Done” at the end, this will still be a work in progress. • Top Paid Bank & Wall Street Executives (Bloomberg) • Dan Gross: Will Europe Take America Down? (Slate) • Treasury sells 1.5 billion Citi shares…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Markets

Jon Stewart vs Fox News

This has gone totally viral, even causing a NYT article on Stewart vs Fox: “Jon Stewart’s Punching Bag, Fox News. > Jon apologizes for criticizing Bernie Goldberg and Fox News, but it’s only because they’re a terrible, cynical, disingenuous news organization. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Bernie Goldberg…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Television, Weekend

Thursday Readings

With the end of the week fast approaching, these are the items I am reading: • John Gapper: Time to rein in the rating agencies (FT) • How hedge fund manager Steve Cohen averaged 30% returns for 18 years (Washington Post) • Andy Xie: I’ll Tell You When Chinese Bubble Is About to Burst (Bloomberg…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Have Bloggers Reinvented Financial Journalism?

> I am on this provocatively titled NYFWA panel this evening: PARASITES OR WATCHDOGS: Have Bloggers Reinvented Financial Journalism? The New York Financial Writers Association is sponsoring a panel on financial news blogging, its impact and its future, on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 7 PM at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 West 40th…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Fortune 500 Cover DK’d

Chris Ware is a graphic artist with a specific style and a very specific point of view. He was asked to create a cover for the May issue of Fortune, specifically about the Fortune 500. Apparently, what he turned in did meet the editors approval. Indiepulp observed: “He accepted the job because it would be…Read More

Category: Financial Press

The Return of Ben Stein ?

After spending several years writing money-losing columns that were lacking in any insight into Wall Street for the New York Times, Ben Stein has returned. After his NYT dismissal for becoming the pitchman for scam site, enough time has elapsed that Stein seems to have landed a gig with Bloomberg owned BusinessWeek. We will…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Really, really bad calls