Perhaps the coolest thing about ConvergeSouth is the way circles overlap: Newspaper peeps meet independent content creators meet tv guys meet techies. It's mind-expanding and party-circuit enhancing.
Stewart Pittman is a tv photog whom we met at the very first ConvergeSouth and instantly liked. He goes by Lenslinger in the blogosphere, a moniker denoting cool if I ever heard one. Witty and modest, Stewart gets my highest compliment: Man, is he fun to hang out with!!!
As we geeks are all scrambling to see what we wrote about each other, I found this at Stewart's blog: An examination of how TV news people and newspaper people differ. Here are some highlights:
TV news people have no idea what it takes to fill all that column space. They cannot fathom the amount of research and internal debate that goes into the average Sunday cover story. Newspaper folk couldn’t turn a five o clock press conference into a six o clock lead story if their families were being held at gunpoint.
Newspaper folk KNOW the media landscape is experiencing a tectonic shift. The twin tubes of the internet and a diminishing audience has forced them to rethink their very approach to information dissemination. TV news folk are still looking up the word ‘tectonic’.
There's more. And the visuals aren't bad either.