Tuesday, October 31

Blogging Works

From A.man.I
If you're curious to know who and if people are finding your blog (like I was), you should register with Technorati. The site measures blog traffic, and links.

I've learned that two sites have linked to my blog PJNet.org, and a blog dedicated to the "Flavor of Love." It looks like fans of the popular VH1 reality show found my interview with Beautiful, and re-posted it. Let's see what happens next.

Friday, October 20

Interview with "Beautiful"

From A.man.I
I recently interviewed "Beautiful," whose real name is Kelly Jay. She was a contestant on the second installment of VH1's "Flavor of Love." The series is the most popular reality show on the music channel. I'm not sure what that says about the taste of American viewers, though I mush admit, I regularly watched the first season. There's something about watching a house filled with fairly attractive women battle it out for the attention of a gold front wearing, buggy eyed, flamboyant rapper who's heyday passed years ago. No, I'm not a hater, in fact I recently got a copy of Public Enemy's latest album, "New Whirl Odor," and I must say, I was impressed. Chuck D is still putting it down, "spittin" tha real, and Flavor is still providing comical background vocals.

Back to the subject at hand. I tried watching season two of "Flavor of Love," but it just wasn't the same, well, maybe that was the problem. It was too much the same as season one. I mean, if he didn't make a love connection the first time, why should I watch him pleasure himself with a new batch of attention hungry, star struck females, who already think he is their man? Obviously, plenty of others watched. Which brings me to my interview with Kelly. She came by the Black Family Channel studios to check things out during a visit to the building. She's apparently good friends with the cat who runs the music studio downstairs, and used the opportunity to say "hi." The reporter in me couldn't resist. I asked her if she'd mind me interviewing her, and she obliged.

Thursday, October 19

Leonard Witt talks about Citizen Journalism

From A.man.I
As promised, here is a portion of my interview with Leonard Witt. He founded the PJNet.org. I actually interviewed him for a segment on the citizen journalism show I'm working on called urTv (urban reporters Television). The show is featuring segments produced by independent producers, and average citizens who are looking for an outlet, because let's face it, the networks generally don't cover stories about urban issues (unless someone is getting arrested, killed, or is wanted by the law). I really had no idea citizen journalism was becoming so popular until I started working on the show. By the way Black Family Channel, my employer finally put up a web page with some basic information about it. Right now we're editing the first episode, but it won't air until early 2007. The reason being, we're trying to have four shows "in the can" because it's going to be a weekly show, and, just about 100% of the content is from the citizen contributors. Here's a link to the urTv page if you want to check it out.

Without any further delay, here's my interview with Professor Witt.