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Communities in the Age of New Media ? Community Engagement
Faith Hawthorn
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                    [description] => By Sean Devlin (@sdevlin7) In this past week?s class, we received a great lecture from Dr. Lisbeth Berbary.  Her research and work has some valuable lessons we can apply to our communities. I found her methodology and subject matter really interesting; by studying students in Greek life at a large southern university, she explored a community ... Read more
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By Sean Devlin (@sdevlin7)

In this past week?s class, we received a great lecture from Dr. Lisbeth Berbary.  Her research and work has some valuable lessons we can apply to our communities.

I found her methodology and subject matter really interesting; by studying students in Greek life at a large southern university, she explored a community that isn?t often looked at with an academic gaze.

Despite the fact that Dr. Berbary approaches her work with the lens of an academic (which I also hope to do upon graduation from CUNY), there?s quite a bit to be gleaned as journalists from the way she looks at her studies.  Sometimes the best way to get to know the community you?re working with is to just be there.  By this, I mean being present at community events and functions, and generally serving as an advocate for these groups.  But in this week?s readings and last week?s discussions, I came across a really interesting point.  What if these communities aren?t physically there?  What if they?re online?

With the rise of the internet, these ?virtual communities? are all over.  My favorite example of this is Reddit.  If you?re not familiar with Reddit, go give it a spin.  There?s a sub-reddit thread for quite honestly everything you can think of.  It enables groups of people who share common goals and interests to connect with one another and have discussions about the subjects they?re passionate about.

In Henry Jenkins? ?Convergence Culture,? we get a really great in depth look at how these new technologies are changing the way we associate with one another.  He had a great quote that really resonated with me, on how despite the fact that ?media technologies have expanded the range of available delivery channels, enabled consumers to recirculate content in powerful new ways?there has been an alarming concentration of ownership of commercial mainstream media.?

Every one of us has the capability to reach an audience or become a part of a community with the devices in our pockets; it?s the tactics we use that set us apart as journalists.

THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:

  • Does your community have an online meeting place?  How have they used new media to communicate?

) [summary] => By Sean Devlin (@sdevlin7) In this past week?s class, we received a great lecture from Dr. Lisbeth Berbary.  Her research and work has some valuable lessons we can apply to our communities. I found her methodology and subject matter really interesting; by studying students in Greek life at a large southern university, she explored a community ... Read more [atom_content] =>

By Sean Devlin (@sdevlin7)

In this past week?s class, we received a great lecture from Dr. Lisbeth Berbary.  Her research and work has some valuable lessons we can apply to our communities.

I found her methodology and subject matter really interesting; by studying students in Greek life at a large southern university, she explored a community that isn?t often looked at with an academic gaze.

Despite the fact that Dr. Berbary approaches her work with the lens of an academic (which I also hope to do upon graduation from CUNY), there?s quite a bit to be gleaned as journalists from the way she looks at her studies.  Sometimes the best way to get to know the community you?re working with is to just be there.  By this, I mean being present at community events and functions, and generally serving as an advocate for these groups.  But in this week?s readings and last week?s discussions, I came across a really interesting point.  What if these communities aren?t physically there?  What if they?re online?

With the rise of the internet, these ?virtual communities? are all over.  My favorite example of this is Reddit.  If you?re not familiar with Reddit, go give it a spin.  There?s a sub-reddit thread for quite honestly everything you can think of.  It enables groups of people who share common goals and interests to connect with one another and have discussions about the subjects they?re passionate about.

In Henry Jenkins? ?Convergence Culture,? we get a really great in depth look at how these new technologies are changing the way we associate with one another.  He had a great quote that really resonated with me, on how despite the fact that ?media technologies have expanded the range of available delivery channels, enabled consumers to recirculate content in powerful new ways?there has been an alarming concentration of ownership of commercial mainstream media.?

Every one of us has the capability to reach an audience or become a part of a community with the devices in our pockets; it?s the tactics we use that set us apart as journalists.

THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:

  • Does your community have an online meeting place?  How have they used new media to communicate?

[date_timestamp] => 1634238727 ) [1] => Array ( [title] => Faith Hawthorn [link] => https://firstmediamarketing.com/2021/10/14/faith-hawthorn/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Paul ) [pubdate] => Thu, 14 Oct 2021 13:04:17 +0000 [category] => Health & Science News [guid] => https://firstmediamarketing.com/2021/10/14/faith-hawthorn/ [description] => I’m Faith (she/her), and I am a PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick, supervised by Dr Daniel Bayliss (2020-2024).I also completed an MPhys in Physics with Astrophysics in the CAPS group at the University of Kent, supervised by Professor Michael Smith (2015-2019). Research My PhD work involves using ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

I’m Faith (she/her), and I am a PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick, supervised by Dr Daniel Bayliss (2020-2024).
I also completed an MPhys in Physics with Astrophysics in the CAPS group at the University of Kent, supervised by Professor Michael Smith (2015-2019).

Research

My PhD work involves using new data from NASA’s TESS mission and the NGTS array (Paranal Observatory, Chile) to search for transiting exoplanets.

I am in the second year of my PhD study, and my previous work involves building Python tools to produce light curves from TESS data on various platforms. My current work includes analysis and global statistical modelling of a new planetary candidate system, TOI-836, predicted to host a super-Earth planet and sub-Neptune planet with significant transit timing variations (TTVs). We are expecting to submit a discovery paper in 2021.

I am a member of the TESS Follow-Up Observing Program (TFOP), the monotransits working group of NGTS, and the Astronomers for Planet Earth initiative (Astro4Earth).

I also have experience observing with ESO’s HARPS spectrograph at La Silla Observatory, Chile, scheduling observations of stellar spectra for radial velocity data on behalf of fellow exoplanet researchers.

My MPhys dissertation, entitled ‘Understanding Massive Star Formation’, discussed the proposal and testing of a stage-based model of massive star formation using IDL code, with particular focus on bolometric temperature evolution and the Lyman excess problem. I also completed a dissertation during my undergraduate study entitled ‘An Assessment of Triton as a Target for Studies of Habitability’, in which I designed a research project to test new equipment ahead of a mission to Triton, based upon previous habitability research conducted on other icy moons of the Solar system. Both of these works are available to view on my website.

My wider research interests include Mars colonisation, Astrobiology and image processing, particularly CCD technology.

Publications

Conferences and Presentations

Building Habitable Worlds University of Kent February 2019 Attended
Expanding Worldviews: Astrobiology, Big History
and Cosmic Perspectives
Birkbeck, University of
London
September 2019 Attended
IOP-SEPnet Women in Physics Webinar IOP, SEPnet December 2020 Attended
LGBTQ+ STEMinar 2021 University of Oxford,
SiSTEMM LGBTQ+
staff/student network
January 2021 Attended
UKRI STFC Introductory Course in Astronomy for
New Research Students
Armagh Observatory and
Planetarium, IOP
January 2021

Presented

[Slides]

UKEXOM 2021 University of Birmingham April 2021 Attended
Extreme Environments: From Space to People University of Exeter May 2021 Attended
ERES 2021 Princeton University May 2021 Attended

Astrobiology Introductory Course (RED ’21)

Société Française d’Exobiologie

June 2021 Attended

2021 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Virtual Workshop

NExScI (NASA Exoplanet Science Institute), California Institute of Technology

July 2021 Attended

TESS Science Conference II

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

August 2021

Presented

[Slides]

Teaching

I worked as a Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant for the first year undergraduate Mathematics module, PX149, during the first and second years of my PhD studies. My responsibilities included marking and grading weekly assignments and delivering two seminar classes per week.

I also worked independently as a private tutor from October 2019 to June 2021, teaching Mathematics and Physics to GCSE and A-Level, working with students across a wide range of abilities, ages and academic backgrounds.

Outreach and Other Interests

I am a student committee member for the monthly Equitea meeting, a forum designed to discuss topics related to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) in relation to Astronomy, Physics and STEM. I have co-chaired two of these meetings thus far.

I also assist in organising events with the Centre for Exoplanets and Habitability here at Warwick.

During my undergraduate study I was the treasurer of the University of Kent Space Society, with my responsibilities being managing society budgets and accounts, and processing a development fund from Kent Union to install wireless internet at the telescope dome. We also hosted an event in May 2016 for the Mercury transit, inviting local college students and astronomy enthusiasts to safely observe the transit using our 12-inch telescope.

In addition to my lifelong interest in science and astronomy, I am also a musician, playing cello and piano for 15 years in over 15 different musical groups and orchestras. I have also played bass guitar for 3 years, self-taught, playing mostly progressive and alternative rock.

I was also a member of the Air Training Corps (ATC) based at 2427 Biggin Hill Squadron from 2011-2015, where I attained the rank of Cadet Corporal, and was an active member of the Squadron Marching Band playing Bell Lyre.

) [summary] => I’m Faith (she/her), and I am a PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick, supervised by Dr Daniel Bayliss (2020-2024).I also completed an MPhys in Physics with Astrophysics in the CAPS group at the University of Kent, supervised by Professor Michael Smith (2015-2019). Research My PhD work involves using ... Read more [atom_content] =>

I’m Faith (she/her), and I am a PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick, supervised by Dr Daniel Bayliss (2020-2024).
I also completed an MPhys in Physics with Astrophysics in the CAPS group at the University of Kent, supervised by Professor Michael Smith (2015-2019).

Research

My PhD work involves using new data from NASA’s TESS mission and the NGTS array (Paranal Observatory, Chile) to search for transiting exoplanets.

I am in the second year of my PhD study, and my previous work involves building Python tools to produce light curves from TESS data on various platforms. My current work includes analysis and global statistical modelling of a new planetary candidate system, TOI-836, predicted to host a super-Earth planet and sub-Neptune planet with significant transit timing variations (TTVs). We are expecting to submit a discovery paper in 2021.

I am a member of the TESS Follow-Up Observing Program (TFOP), the monotransits working group of NGTS, and the Astronomers for Planet Earth initiative (Astro4Earth).

I also have experience observing with ESO’s HARPS spectrograph at La Silla Observatory, Chile, scheduling observations of stellar spectra for radial velocity data on behalf of fellow exoplanet researchers.

My MPhys dissertation, entitled ‘Understanding Massive Star Formation’, discussed the proposal and testing of a stage-based model of massive star formation using IDL code, with particular focus on bolometric temperature evolution and the Lyman excess problem. I also completed a dissertation during my undergraduate study entitled ‘An Assessment of Triton as a Target for Studies of Habitability’, in which I designed a research project to test new equipment ahead of a mission to Triton, based upon previous habitability research conducted on other icy moons of the Solar system. Both of these works are available to view on my website.

My wider research interests include Mars colonisation, Astrobiology and image processing, particularly CCD technology.

Publications

Conferences and Presentations

Building Habitable Worlds University of Kent February 2019 Attended
Expanding Worldviews: Astrobiology, Big History
and Cosmic Perspectives
Birkbeck, University of
London
September 2019 Attended
IOP-SEPnet Women in Physics Webinar IOP, SEPnet December 2020 Attended
LGBTQ+ STEMinar 2021 University of Oxford,
SiSTEMM LGBTQ+
staff/student network
January 2021 Attended
UKRI STFC Introductory Course in Astronomy for
New Research Students
Armagh Observatory and
Planetarium, IOP
January 2021

Presented

[Slides]

UKEXOM 2021 University of Birmingham April 2021 Attended
Extreme Environments: From Space to People University of Exeter May 2021 Attended
ERES 2021 Princeton University May 2021 Attended

Astrobiology Introductory Course (RED ’21)

Société Française d’Exobiologie

June 2021 Attended

2021 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Virtual Workshop

NExScI (NASA Exoplanet Science Institute), California Institute of Technology

July 2021 Attended

TESS Science Conference II

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

August 2021

Presented

[Slides]

Teaching

I worked as a Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant for the first year undergraduate Mathematics module, PX149, during the first and second years of my PhD studies. My responsibilities included marking and grading weekly assignments and delivering two seminar classes per week.

I also worked independently as a private tutor from October 2019 to June 2021, teaching Mathematics and Physics to GCSE and A-Level, working with students across a wide range of abilities, ages and academic backgrounds.

Outreach and Other Interests

I am a student committee member for the monthly Equitea meeting, a forum designed to discuss topics related to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) in relation to Astronomy, Physics and STEM. I have co-chaired two of these meetings thus far.

I also assist in organising events with the Centre for Exoplanets and Habitability here at Warwick.

During my undergraduate study I was the treasurer of the University of Kent Space Society, with my responsibilities being managing society budgets and accounts, and processing a development fund from Kent Union to install wireless internet at the telescope dome. We also hosted an event in May 2016 for the Mercury transit, inviting local college students and astronomy enthusiasts to safely observe the transit using our 12-inch telescope.

In addition to my lifelong interest in science and astronomy, I am also a musician, playing cello and piano for 15 years in over 15 different musical groups and orchestras. I have also played bass guitar for 3 years, self-taught, playing mostly progressive and alternative rock.

I was also a member of the Air Training Corps (ATC) based at 2427 Biggin Hill Squadron from 2011-2015, where I attained the rank of Cadet Corporal, and was an active member of the Squadron Marching Band playing Bell Lyre.

[date_timestamp] => 1634216657 ) [2] => Array ( [title] => ?Young Rock?: to see or not to see the HBO Max series about the life of Dwayne Johnson? | Review | Criticism | Summary | TV | Streaming | See online | WWF | Wrestling | The Rock | [link] => https://firstmediamarketing.com/2021/10/14/young-rock-to-see-or-not-to-see-the-hbo-max-series-about-the-life-of-dwayne-johnson-review-criticism-summary-tv-streaming-see-online-wwf-wrestling-the-rock/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Paul ) [pubdate] => Thu, 14 Oct 2021 10:37:38 +0000 [category] => TrendingCRITICISMDwayneHBOJohnsonLifeMaxonlinereviewRockSeriesStreamingSummaryWrestlingWWFYoung [guid] => https://firstmediamarketing.com/2021/10/14/young-rock-to-see-or-not-to-see-the-hbo-max-series-about-the-life-of-dwayne-johnson-review-criticism-summary-tv-streaming-see-online-wwf-wrestling-the-rock/ [description] => According to the criteria of Know more Through social networks or through his multiple appearances in the media it is very likely that everyone who reads this note knows something about Dwayne Johnson, the millionaire American actor and businessman who first became known in the world of wrestling for his nickname of La Roca and, ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

According to the criteria of

Know more

Through social networks or through his multiple appearances in the media it is very likely that everyone who reads this note knows something about Dwayne Johnson, the millionaire American actor and businessman who first became known in the world of wrestling for his nickname of La Roca and, later, already en masse in the field of entertainment.

SIGHT: ?Young Royals?: to see or not to see the Swedish series that has gained popularity on Netflix?

Perhaps because his name is associated with success, this American did not think twice when he was presented with the proposal to put together a series about his life. But not anchored in his present ?so exposed, as we said at the beginning of this article?, but on the first stages of his growth, those in which money was not too much and fame was simply not his thing.

Thus arises ?Young Rock?(La Roca Joven), a series released by NBC in the United States last February and thanks to HBO Max is now available to the rest of the world. In eleven half-hour chapters we will see the character in his college and university stages.

Regarding its structure, ?Young RockIt is not a conventional biographical series. Under the pretext of a fictitious presidential campaign, the series leaves in Johnson?s own voice the narration of the events that marked his early years. Thus we have the actor and businessman today answering to alleged journalists questions such as ?why would he be a good president?? Using this, La Roca recalls good and bad moments. Of all of them, he seeks to leave a teaching, message or moral.

Scene from ?Young Rock?.

But there is something that stands out remarkably in the eleven chapters: the importance of the family nucleus in the formative years of a man permanently associated with the idea of ??bravery and courage. A loving father (Rocky Johnson, played by Joseph Lee Anderson), famous locally for wrestling, and a mother (Ata Johnson, played by Stacey Leilua), a humble but dignified housewife and employee, are the pillars of the self-esteem of a boy called to be great. But there are many more mirrors that little Dwayne looks in. Perhaps the largest is your grandmother?s.

Originally from Samoa, Lia Maivia is described in the series as a courageous woman who knew how to lead a local wrestling industry. After the death of her husband, the character played by Ana Tuisila takes the reins of the business and would keep it afloat as long as she could, even coming to face more than once with small enemies of the business. As Lia was surrounded by wrestlers, it was not uncommon for her daughter Ata to end up romantically involved with one (Rocky Johnson). The point is that the little protagonist of this series is always surrounded by hefty guys, weights, tarps and shorts. An environment that would later be conducive to developing as a WWF star.

Member of a middle class family, Dwayne Johnson went through various financial hardships. His father, a charismatic and noble type at all times, did not have big fights in a row, while his mother went through multiple jobs: from cleaning houses to offering tourist packages via telemarketing. Aware of these shortcomings, the little protagonist sets himself the goal of giving everything back to his parents. ?Someday I?ll buy your house,? he tells his mother more than once. No one, however, seems to ask for more than hugs and kisses in return.

?Young RockHe tries not to wear down the viewer by balancing moments in Dwayne Johnson?s life with the advancement of his fictional presidential campaign. And for this he has relied on an actor like Randall Park, who is a kind of animator of the show, interviewing The Rock several times, but at the same time joking with him in order to make him look like a simple human being.

Adrian Groulx as the 'Rock' as a young man.
Adrian Groulx as the ?Rock? as a young man.

Another detail in which Johnson has been concerned is in the message that the series leaves. Sometimes it gives the impression that we are in front of a children?s program, with stories that have a beginning, an end and also a moral. We will see, for example, when Dwayne insults his school coach in a moment of frustration, but we will also witness how he realizes that he did wrong, so he returns to offer an apology. ?It shows me the type of man you are by seeing how you have returned to apologize,? says the teacher.

Appearances are also a fundamental part of the plot of this series. A boy who falls in love at school with a classmate with much more money, ends up falling into the temptation of inventing something that he is not. When the protagonist can no longer hold any more lies about his life, he confesses and loses his first love.

Is this series worth watching even if we already think we know a lot about The Rock? Yes, because it explores not very widespread stages of a character who has shown with his private and public behavior to be the reference that many seek. Dwayne Johnson says in one of the final chapters of ?Young Rock?That his intention has been to show people? that he is one of us ?. With defects and virtues, but above all with as many defeats as triumphs, the series fulfills its objective of leaving that idea in our heads.

THE TOKEN:

Synopsis: Every legend has a beginning. Dwayne ?The Rock? Johnson stars in a huge family comedy based on incredible stories from his youth. This journey highlights the unforgettable moments and incredible relationships that took Dwayne from an ordinary child to an extraordinary superstar, revealing that he is more like us than we realize.

Platform: HBO Max.

Season: 1 (11 chapters)

Duration: 1/2 hour per chapter (approximately)

Classification: +14.

Rating: ???.

RELATED VIDEO:

Emma Stone talks about her role in "Cruella".  (Source: Skip Intro)
Emma Stone talks about her role in ?Cruella.? (Source: Skip Intro)

IT MAY INTEREST YOU?

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) [summary] => According to the criteria of Know more Through social networks or through his multiple appearances in the media it is very likely that everyone who reads this note knows something about Dwayne Johnson, the millionaire American actor and businessman who first became known in the world of wrestling for his nickname of La Roca and, ... Read more [atom_content] =>

According to the criteria of

Know more

Through social networks or through his multiple appearances in the media it is very likely that everyone who reads this note knows something about Dwayne Johnson, the millionaire American actor and businessman who first became known in the world of wrestling for his nickname of La Roca and, later, already en masse in the field of entertainment.

SIGHT: ?Young Royals?: to see or not to see the Swedish series that has gained popularity on Netflix?

Perhaps because his name is associated with success, this American did not think twice when he was presented with the proposal to put together a series about his life. But not anchored in his present ?so exposed, as we said at the beginning of this article?, but on the first stages of his growth, those in which money was not too much and fame was simply not his thing.

Thus arises ?Young Rock?(La Roca Joven), a series released by NBC in the United States last February and thanks to HBO Max is now available to the rest of the world. In eleven half-hour chapters we will see the character in his college and university stages.

Regarding its structure, ?Young RockIt is not a conventional biographical series. Under the pretext of a fictitious presidential campaign, the series leaves in Johnson?s own voice the narration of the events that marked his early years. Thus we have the actor and businessman today answering to alleged journalists questions such as ?why would he be a good president?? Using this, La Roca recalls good and bad moments. Of all of them, he seeks to leave a teaching, message or moral.

Scene from ?Young Rock?.

But there is something that stands out remarkably in the eleven chapters: the importance of the family nucleus in the formative years of a man permanently associated with the idea of ??bravery and courage. A loving father (Rocky Johnson, played by Joseph Lee Anderson), famous locally for wrestling, and a mother (Ata Johnson, played by Stacey Leilua), a humble but dignified housewife and employee, are the pillars of the self-esteem of a boy called to be great. But there are many more mirrors that little Dwayne looks in. Perhaps the largest is your grandmother?s.

Originally from Samoa, Lia Maivia is described in the series as a courageous woman who knew how to lead a local wrestling industry. After the death of her husband, the character played by Ana Tuisila takes the reins of the business and would keep it afloat as long as she could, even coming to face more than once with small enemies of the business. As Lia was surrounded by wrestlers, it was not uncommon for her daughter Ata to end up romantically involved with one (Rocky Johnson). The point is that the little protagonist of this series is always surrounded by hefty guys, weights, tarps and shorts. An environment that would later be conducive to developing as a WWF star.

Member of a middle class family, Dwayne Johnson went through various financial hardships. His father, a charismatic and noble type at all times, did not have big fights in a row, while his mother went through multiple jobs: from cleaning houses to offering tourist packages via telemarketing. Aware of these shortcomings, the little protagonist sets himself the goal of giving everything back to his parents. ?Someday I?ll buy your house,? he tells his mother more than once. No one, however, seems to ask for more than hugs and kisses in return.

?Young RockHe tries not to wear down the viewer by balancing moments in Dwayne Johnson?s life with the advancement of his fictional presidential campaign. And for this he has relied on an actor like Randall Park, who is a kind of animator of the show, interviewing The Rock several times, but at the same time joking with him in order to make him look like a simple human being.

Adrian Groulx as the 'Rock' as a young man.
Adrian Groulx as the ?Rock? as a young man.

Another detail in which Johnson has been concerned is in the message that the series leaves. Sometimes it gives the impression that we are in front of a children?s program, with stories that have a beginning, an end and also a moral. We will see, for example, when Dwayne insults his school coach in a moment of frustration, but we will also witness how he realizes that he did wrong, so he returns to offer an apology. ?It shows me the type of man you are by seeing how you have returned to apologize,? says the teacher.

Appearances are also a fundamental part of the plot of this series. A boy who falls in love at school with a classmate with much more money, ends up falling into the temptation of inventing something that he is not. When the protagonist can no longer hold any more lies about his life, he confesses and loses his first love.

Is this series worth watching even if we already think we know a lot about The Rock? Yes, because it explores not very widespread stages of a character who has shown with his private and public behavior to be the reference that many seek. Dwayne Johnson says in one of the final chapters of ?Young Rock?That his intention has been to show people? that he is one of us ?. With defects and virtues, but above all with as many defeats as triumphs, the series fulfills its objective of leaving that idea in our heads.

THE TOKEN:

Synopsis: Every legend has a beginning. Dwayne ?The Rock? Johnson stars in a huge family comedy based on incredible stories from his youth. This journey highlights the unforgettable moments and incredible relationships that took Dwayne from an ordinary child to an extraordinary superstar, revealing that he is more like us than we realize.

Platform: HBO Max.

Season: 1 (11 chapters)

Duration: 1/2 hour per chapter (approximately)

Classification: +14.

Rating: ???.

RELATED VIDEO:

Emma Stone talks about her role in "Cruella".  (Source: Skip Intro)
Emma Stone talks about her role in ?Cruella.? (Source: Skip Intro)

IT MAY INTEREST YOU?

.

[date_timestamp] => 1634207858 ) [3] => Array ( [title] => Class project connects PA students, alumni ? Detroit Mercy Campus Connection [link] => https://firstmediamarketing.com/2021/10/14/class-project-connects-pa-students-alumni-detroit-mercy-campus-connection/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Paul ) [pubdate] => Thu, 14 Oct 2021 07:40:24 +0000 [category] => Health & Science News [guid] => https://firstmediamarketing.com/2021/10/14/class-project-connects-pa-students-alumni-detroit-mercy-campus-connection/ [description] => Service learning is an important part of the University?s Physician Assistant program. Assistant Professor Kelli Frost generally assigns students in her first-year Introduction to the PA Profession class service work in healthcare settings. She says the students gain important skills, as well as a deeper understanding of the field. But like so many other things, ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

A photo of the alumni gratitude quilt, which features messages of thanks for healthcare heroes, healthcare gear, facemasks, hearts and the Detroit Mercy logo.Service learning is an important part of the University?s Physician Assistant program.

Assistant Professor Kelli Frost generally assigns students in her first-year Introduction to the PA Profession class service work in healthcare settings. She says the students gain important skills, as well as a deeper understanding of the field.

But like so many other things, the pandemic forced Frost to change her plans. In 2020, when clinics and other healthcare providers were not bringing in students, Frost had them exchange letters with residents of the St. Patrick Senior Center. It helped students connect with and learn about the needs of an underserved population.

This year, with clinic placements still scarce, Frost had to find another way. She turned to the program?s alumni.

?The PA program has a pretty engaged alumni base,? Frost said. She reached out and 35 alumni responded saying they were willing to chat one-on-one with a first-year PA student. ?The goal was to have the freshmen understand the life of a PA and the challenges they are facing during the pandemic.?

Frost said it was an extension of the regular series of PA speakers she has speak to her class, but the conversations turned more personal and emotional.

These candid conversations took place virtually and started with a few scripted questions, and then went deeper.

One of the students, Shawn Schwesinger, was paired with a PA working in Sterling Heights. He found the experience eye-opening.

?She was more fortunate than many people because she worked in a family practice the pandemic did not cause as many problems for her as it did for others,? Schwesinger said. ?The office did mostly telehealth, which increased her paperwork and there weren?t other people in the office to help share the work.?

She told him about the increase in patients with complaints of anxiety and depression and of her own emotions when patients were healthy one week, and on a ventilator the next.

?She did experience provider burnout,? he said. ?But she was better off than many people because she was able to keep her job throughout the pandemic.?

In his reflection paper after the discussion, Schwesinger wrote: ?Speaking with a medical professional, which I one day aspire to be, about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lives allowed me to experience a sense of compassion?towards all healthcare workers and all people in general. ? The interview also made me feel more inclined to help others and make sure that I check up and support those around me with their mental and physical health.?

Molly Soraghan was another student who participated in the project. Her reflection paper talks of a moment in her interview of a PA who works with cardiovascular Associates.

?I know she has to put on a brave face every day, work through the fatigue and get back to helping those in need. It was in this small moment that I could see the toll that this pandemic has taken on everyone, especially healthcare providers.?

Jeff Cornell ?12 is a PA on the Critical Care Team at Ascension Hospital in Warren. He remembered the day the PA student called him.

?I was really tired after a long day of work,? he said. But the conversation was easy and Cornell was happy to participate.

?I always enjoy talking to the students,? he said. ?I think it?s important for them to have a clinical perspective, which was hard because so many clinical placements were canceled because of COVID. I don?t think students can really appreciate what the field is like without clinicals.?

After the experience, Frost and her students felt the need to give back to the alumni who helped her. She took inspiration from a project one of her children did in elementary school: A virtual quilt.

?I had each student create a square for what we called an Alumni Gratitude Quilt,? Frost said.

Students offered encouragement and thanks.

?You never know when a helping hand will change another person?s entire life,? wrote one student. Another?s panel read ?Not every superhero wears a cape?some wear scrubs.? Others, simply: ?Thank you.?

Frost turned them into a paneled piece of art that she sent to the alumni who participated.

?The students got a lot out of it and the alumni said they were grateful to have someone to tell their story to,? Frost said.

Frost will use transcripts of all interviews and the student papers reflecting on the experience in an academic paper she plans to write.

) [summary] => Service learning is an important part of the University?s Physician Assistant program. Assistant Professor Kelli Frost generally assigns students in her first-year Introduction to the PA Profession class service work in healthcare settings. She says the students gain important skills, as well as a deeper understanding of the field. But like so many other things, ... Read more [atom_content] =>

A photo of the alumni gratitude quilt, which features messages of thanks for healthcare heroes, healthcare gear, facemasks, hearts and the Detroit Mercy logo.Service learning is an important part of the University?s Physician Assistant program.

Assistant Professor Kelli Frost generally assigns students in her first-year Introduction to the PA Profession class service work in healthcare settings. She says the students gain important skills, as well as a deeper understanding of the field.

But like so many other things, the pandemic forced Frost to change her plans. In 2020, when clinics and other healthcare providers were not bringing in students, Frost had them exchange letters with residents of the St. Patrick Senior Center. It helped students connect with and learn about the needs of an underserved population.

This year, with clinic placements still scarce, Frost had to find another way. She turned to the program?s alumni.

?The PA program has a pretty engaged alumni base,? Frost said. She reached out and 35 alumni responded saying they were willing to chat one-on-one with a first-year PA student. ?The goal was to have the freshmen understand the life of a PA and the challenges they are facing during the pandemic.?

Frost said it was an extension of the regular series of PA speakers she has speak to her class, but the conversations turned more personal and emotional.

These candid conversations took place virtually and started with a few scripted questions, and then went deeper.

One of the students, Shawn Schwesinger, was paired with a PA working in Sterling Heights. He found the experience eye-opening.

?She was more fortunate than many people because she worked in a family practice the pandemic did not cause as many problems for her as it did for others,? Schwesinger said. ?The office did mostly telehealth, which increased her paperwork and there weren?t other people in the office to help share the work.?

She told him about the increase in patients with complaints of anxiety and depression and of her own emotions when patients were healthy one week, and on a ventilator the next.

?She did experience provider burnout,? he said. ?But she was better off than many people because she was able to keep her job throughout the pandemic.?

In his reflection paper after the discussion, Schwesinger wrote: ?Speaking with a medical professional, which I one day aspire to be, about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lives allowed me to experience a sense of compassion?towards all healthcare workers and all people in general. ? The interview also made me feel more inclined to help others and make sure that I check up and support those around me with their mental and physical health.?

Molly Soraghan was another student who participated in the project. Her reflection paper talks of a moment in her interview of a PA who works with cardiovascular Associates.

?I know she has to put on a brave face every day, work through the fatigue and get back to helping those in need. It was in this small moment that I could see the toll that this pandemic has taken on everyone, especially healthcare providers.?

Jeff Cornell ?12 is a PA on the Critical Care Team at Ascension Hospital in Warren. He remembered the day the PA student called him.

?I was really tired after a long day of work,? he said. But the conversation was easy and Cornell was happy to participate.

?I always enjoy talking to the students,? he said. ?I think it?s important for them to have a clinical perspective, which was hard because so many clinical placements were canceled because of COVID. I don?t think students can really appreciate what the field is like without clinicals.?

After the experience, Frost and her students felt the need to give back to the alumni who helped her. She took inspiration from a project one of her children did in elementary school: A virtual quilt.

?I had each student create a square for what we called an Alumni Gratitude Quilt,? Frost said.

Students offered encouragement and thanks.

?You never know when a helping hand will change another person?s entire life,? wrote one student. Another?s panel read ?Not every superhero wears a cape?some wear scrubs.? Others, simply: ?Thank you.?

Frost turned them into a paneled piece of art that she sent to the alumni who participated.

?The students got a lot out of it and the alumni said they were grateful to have someone to tell their story to,? Frost said.

Frost will use transcripts of all interviews and the student papers reflecting on the experience in an academic paper she plans to write.

[date_timestamp] => 1634197224 ) [4] => Array ( [title] => The Velvet Underground: the return of the group that gave voice to the rare [link] => https://firstmediamarketing.com/2021/10/14/the-velvet-underground-the-return-of-the-group-that-gave-voice-to-the-rare/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Paul ) [pubdate] => Thu, 14 Oct 2021 07:39:42 +0000 [category] => Music NewsgavegrouprarereturnUndergroundvelvetVoice [guid] => https://firstmediamarketing.com/2021/10/14/the-velvet-underground-the-return-of-the-group-that-gave-voice-to-the-rare/ [description] => On the importance of The Velvet Underground it has been spoken thousands of times. They are, with the Beatles? permission, the quintessential modern rock group. Founded by Lou Reed and John Cale in 1965 in New York, the formation was immediately sponsored by the also pioneer Andy Warhol, with whom they collaborated until 1967, although ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

On the importance of The Velvet Underground it has been spoken thousands of times. They are, with the Beatles? permission, the quintessential modern rock group. Founded by Lou Reed and John Cale in 1965 in New York, the formation was immediately sponsored by the also pioneer Andy Warhol, with whom they collaborated until 1967, although their influence would never leave them. They were a group of the sixties that during their five years of existence did not fit their time for a single day. While others spoke of love and good vibes, they devised a revolutionary and perverse alternative to rock.

Alternative that remains in force, half a century after the group was mortally wounded after Reed?s departure in August 1970. To corroborate it, The Velvet Underground, which will premiere in October Apple TV. Directed by Todd Haynes, full of unpublished images and statements by those who lived through history on the front line, the documentary more than covers the absence of films of this type about a band that we can describe as legendary without fear of falling into it. brother-in-law musical.

The documentary does not come alone. At the end of September it was published I?ll be your mirror: A tribute to The Velvet Undergrund & Nico, a reconstruction of the influential first album by the band Reed, Cale, Sterling Morrison and Moe Tucker. Posthumous work of the producer Hal Willner, died in 2020 due to Covid-19, has contributions from Thurston Moore, Sharon van Etten, Iggy Pop, Kurt Vile, Courtney Barnett o Michael Stipe, among others.

Lou Reed, en ?The Velvet Underground?.

Referring to The Velvet Underground & Nico, published in 1967, Haynes declared a few months ago to the magazine Uncut: ?It is music that makes you think about how fragile identity is, and also about that life. If we see it as a way to expand our creative expression, it can also be a challenge in that regard ?. The journalist Susana Monteagudo seconded Haynes?s opinion. ?The Velvet Underground were the first punk group in terms of code transgression and creative freedom,? says the author of books as Illustrated history of rock and Amy Winehouse. Stranger than her. ?In addition to practicing the philosophy of do it yourself and fleeing the commercial channels of the music industry, they subverted what was established, making dissent visible at all levels, not just artistic. They embraced the marginal and were too nihilistic, cynical, and sinister for the time of the flower power?.

The Velvet Unerground did not belong to its time, but to the future. Cale wanted to fuse rock & roll with experimental music. Reed?s lyrics were open to the influence of writers such as Burroughs, Delmore Schwartz or John Rechy. They were a loud and screeching band, but they also composed melodic songs. This contrast is present, especially in The Velvet Underground & Nico, featuring some of the sweetest compositions of the group. I?ll be your mirror and Fatal Woman are performed by Nico (who also does backing vocals in Sunday morning, initially composed for her but ended up singing Reed), one of the discordant elements of the group.

For the artist trans Roberta Marrero, German singer and model Nico (died in Ibiza in 1988) represents ?an icon of undisputed beauty, as well as being a pioneer that opened the doors to other greats such as Siouxsie.? Despite her beauty, Nico did not respond to the prevailing pop girl model. His singing was alien to rock and openly reflected his Germanic and Gothic roots. His inscrutable personality went hand in hand with a talent that, once he left The Velvet Underground, would germinate in unclassifiable works such as The marble index (1969) whose idiosyncrasy ? breaking with the schemes of pop music and exploring artistic latitudes reserved for men ? would inspire Kate Bush and Björk, as well as more contemporary artists such as Julia Holter, St Vincent or Anohni.

The Velvet Underground also broke with the heterosexual rock tradition. For Monteagudo, in addition to creating a literary imaginary ?in which homosexuals, trans women, prostitutes, junkies, outsiders in general, ?they were also? a band not exclusively made up of men, men who in turn did not identify with a heteronormative masculinity, especially in the case of Lou Reed. They integrated and naturalized diversity in their proposal because their behavior was linked to that concept. It was also the debut of the ambiguous, the queer?. Marrero, for his part, believes that ?they brought to the fore non-normative sexualities such as sado, rather than homosexuality. Although now that I think about it, the lyrics of I?m waiting for my man He could be talking about a hustler and not a camel; actually, it?s quite ambiguous. ?

This break with the prevailing canons also has to do with the presence of Maureen ?Moe? Tucker. His work as the group?s drummer anticipated a trend that would not come until 1977, with the emergence of punk. From then on, the female role was no longer confined mainly to certain instruments and roles. Monteagudo believes that Tucker is ?a key piece in this breaking of stereotypes and, therefore, a figure to be vindicated by feminism. ?His way of playing, as unorthodox as it is influential, is one of those milestones that should be highlighted by the movement. In addition, her androgynous image and her discretion made her the counterpoint to Nico?s glamor ?.

The Velvet Underground. In the top row, from left to right, Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, and John Cale. Below, Nico and Maureen Tucker.

Revered by groups like The Jesus & Mary Chain, who came to dedicate a song to him, and a precursor, as Marrero points out, of percussionists such as Hannah Billie, ex-Gossip, Tucker is, along with Cale, a survivor of the group?s original formation. Her positioning through social media with Trump and the possession of weapons has also made her its most unpopular member.

The figure of Warhol was decisive for The Velvet Underground to develop such a peculiar personality. Strictly musically, the band projected with their instruments some of the ideas about repetition and improvisation and saturation that the artist applied to his experimental films. In literary terms, the characters that passed through the Factory left their mark on songs such as That?s the story of my life / inspired by Billy Name, first head of the Factory), Fatal Woman (inspired by the it girl Edie Sedgwick) O Candy says, which talks about the actress Candy Darling, icon for the trans community.

?When the song appeared in 1969, nothing changed,? explains Marrero, ?but it seems to me like a wonderful celebration of trans by the group. It is one of my favorite songs. You have to read the lyrics in the historical context because all that about being trans and hating your body is a discourse that is well outdated in our community ?. Marrero recalls that, years later, Reed had a trans partner, Rachel Humphries, with whom he had ?a romantic relationship absolutely silenced by the hetero ciscentric music press.?

When she started her solo career, she spoke again about Candy Darling and other trans actresses in Walk on the wild side, song included in the hit Transformer (1972), the album with which many of The Velvet Underdroung?s artistic proposals finally reached the general public. By then Bowie, Patti Smith, Suicide, Modern Lovers and the New York Dolls were ready to do their legacy justice.

You can follow ICON on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or subscribe here to the Newsletter.

) [summary] => On the importance of The Velvet Underground it has been spoken thousands of times. They are, with the Beatles? permission, the quintessential modern rock group. Founded by Lou Reed and John Cale in 1965 in New York, the formation was immediately sponsored by the also pioneer Andy Warhol, with whom they collaborated until 1967, although ... Read more [atom_content] =>

On the importance of The Velvet Underground it has been spoken thousands of times. They are, with the Beatles? permission, the quintessential modern rock group. Founded by Lou Reed and John Cale in 1965 in New York, the formation was immediately sponsored by the also pioneer Andy Warhol, with whom they collaborated until 1967, although their influence would never leave them. They were a group of the sixties that during their five years of existence did not fit their time for a single day. While others spoke of love and good vibes, they devised a revolutionary and perverse alternative to rock.

Alternative that remains in force, half a century after the group was mortally wounded after Reed?s departure in August 1970. To corroborate it, The Velvet Underground, which will premiere in October Apple TV. Directed by Todd Haynes, full of unpublished images and statements by those who lived through history on the front line, the documentary more than covers the absence of films of this type about a band that we can describe as legendary without fear of falling into it. brother-in-law musical.

The documentary does not come alone. At the end of September it was published I?ll be your mirror: A tribute to The Velvet Undergrund & Nico, a reconstruction of the influential first album by the band Reed, Cale, Sterling Morrison and Moe Tucker. Posthumous work of the producer Hal Willner, died in 2020 due to Covid-19, has contributions from Thurston Moore, Sharon van Etten, Iggy Pop, Kurt Vile, Courtney Barnett o Michael Stipe, among others.

Lou Reed, en ?The Velvet Underground?.

Referring to The Velvet Underground & Nico, published in 1967, Haynes declared a few months ago to the magazine Uncut: ?It is music that makes you think about how fragile identity is, and also about that life. If we see it as a way to expand our creative expression, it can also be a challenge in that regard ?. The journalist Susana Monteagudo seconded Haynes?s opinion. ?The Velvet Underground were the first punk group in terms of code transgression and creative freedom,? says the author of books as Illustrated history of rock and Amy Winehouse. Stranger than her. ?In addition to practicing the philosophy of do it yourself and fleeing the commercial channels of the music industry, they subverted what was established, making dissent visible at all levels, not just artistic. They embraced the marginal and were too nihilistic, cynical, and sinister for the time of the flower power?.

The Velvet Unerground did not belong to its time, but to the future. Cale wanted to fuse rock & roll with experimental music. Reed?s lyrics were open to the influence of writers such as Burroughs, Delmore Schwartz or John Rechy. They were a loud and screeching band, but they also composed melodic songs. This contrast is present, especially in The Velvet Underground & Nico, featuring some of the sweetest compositions of the group. I?ll be your mirror and Fatal Woman are performed by Nico (who also does backing vocals in Sunday morning, initially composed for her but ended up singing Reed), one of the discordant elements of the group.

For the artist trans Roberta Marrero, German singer and model Nico (died in Ibiza in 1988) represents ?an icon of undisputed beauty, as well as being a pioneer that opened the doors to other greats such as Siouxsie.? Despite her beauty, Nico did not respond to the prevailing pop girl model. His singing was alien to rock and openly reflected his Germanic and Gothic roots. His inscrutable personality went hand in hand with a talent that, once he left The Velvet Underground, would germinate in unclassifiable works such as The marble index (1969) whose idiosyncrasy ? breaking with the schemes of pop music and exploring artistic latitudes reserved for men ? would inspire Kate Bush and Björk, as well as more contemporary artists such as Julia Holter, St Vincent or Anohni.

The Velvet Underground also broke with the heterosexual rock tradition. For Monteagudo, in addition to creating a literary imaginary ?in which homosexuals, trans women, prostitutes, junkies, outsiders in general, ?they were also? a band not exclusively made up of men, men who in turn did not identify with a heteronormative masculinity, especially in the case of Lou Reed. They integrated and naturalized diversity in their proposal because their behavior was linked to that concept. It was also the debut of the ambiguous, the queer?. Marrero, for his part, believes that ?they brought to the fore non-normative sexualities such as sado, rather than homosexuality. Although now that I think about it, the lyrics of I?m waiting for my man He could be talking about a hustler and not a camel; actually, it?s quite ambiguous. ?

This break with the prevailing canons also has to do with the presence of Maureen ?Moe? Tucker. His work as the group?s drummer anticipated a trend that would not come until 1977, with the emergence of punk. From then on, the female role was no longer confined mainly to certain instruments and roles. Monteagudo believes that Tucker is ?a key piece in this breaking of stereotypes and, therefore, a figure to be vindicated by feminism. ?His way of playing, as unorthodox as it is influential, is one of those milestones that should be highlighted by the movement. In addition, her androgynous image and her discretion made her the counterpoint to Nico?s glamor ?.

The Velvet Underground. In the top row, from left to right, Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, and John Cale. Below, Nico and Maureen Tucker.

Revered by groups like The Jesus & Mary Chain, who came to dedicate a song to him, and a precursor, as Marrero points out, of percussionists such as Hannah Billie, ex-Gossip, Tucker is, along with Cale, a survivor of the group?s original formation. Her positioning through social media with Trump and the possession of weapons has also made her its most unpopular member.

The figure of Warhol was decisive for The Velvet Underground to develop such a peculiar personality. Strictly musically, the band projected with their instruments some of the ideas about repetition and improvisation and saturation that the artist applied to his experimental films. In literary terms, the characters that passed through the Factory left their mark on songs such as That?s the story of my life / inspired by Billy Name, first head of the Factory), Fatal Woman (inspired by the it girl Edie Sedgwick) O Candy says, which talks about the actress Candy Darling, icon for the trans community.

?When the song appeared in 1969, nothing changed,? explains Marrero, ?but it seems to me like a wonderful celebration of trans by the group. It is one of my favorite songs. You have to read the lyrics in the historical context because all that about being trans and hating your body is a discourse that is well outdated in our community ?. Marrero recalls that, years later, Reed had a trans partner, Rachel Humphries, with whom he had ?a romantic relationship absolutely silenced by the hetero ciscentric music press.?

When she started her solo career, she spoke again about Candy Darling and other trans actresses in Walk on the wild side, song included in the hit Transformer (1972), the album with which many of The Velvet Underdroung?s artistic proposals finally reached the general public. By then Bowie, Patti Smith, Suicide, Modern Lovers and the New York Dolls were ready to do their legacy justice.

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[date_timestamp] => 1634197182 ) [5] => Array ( [title] => Blackstone and Hipgnosis Song Management Launch $ 1 Billion Partnership to Invest in Songs, Recorded Music, Music Intellectual Property and Copyrights [link] => https://firstmediamarketing.com/2021/10/14/blackstone-and-hipgnosis-song-management-launch-1-billion-partnership-to-invest-in-songs-recorded-music-music-intellectual-property-and-copyrights/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Paul ) [pubdate] => Thu, 14 Oct 2021 04:43:26 +0000 [category] => Music News [guid] => https://firstmediamarketing.com/2021/10/14/blackstone-and-hipgnosis-song-management-launch-1-billion-partnership-to-invest-in-songs-recorded-music-music-intellectual-property-and-copyrights/ [description] => Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and Hipgnosis Song Management Ltd (?HSM?) today announced a new partnership, backed by funds managed by Blackstone, which will initially contribute approximately $ 1 billion to acquire music rights and manage catalogs. Hipgnosis Song Management, founded by Merck Mercuriadis, formerly The Family (Music) Ltd, is one of the industry?s leading advisory firms ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and Hipgnosis Song Management Ltd (?HSM?) today announced a new partnership, backed by funds managed by Blackstone, which will initially contribute approximately $ 1 billion to acquire music rights and manage catalogs.

Hipgnosis Song Management, founded by Merck Mercuriadis, formerly The Family (Music) Ltd, is one of the industry?s leading advisory firms focused on music assets and is an investment advisor to Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd (LSE: SONG) , the largest investor in music catalogs and copyrights on the British stock exchange, with gross assets of around $ 2.2 billion.

Merck Mercuriadis, CEO of Hipgnosis Song Management, said: «Hipgnosis Song Management has firmly turned songs into an asset class. This new partnership with Blackstone will provide financial strength to invest in verified songs, grow our song management team, and further sophistication at HSM, allowing us to create more value for our stakeholders, including our songwriters and SONG shareholders. Given the strength of our project portfolio, we see the initial engagement as just the beginning of a long-term partnership between Blackstone and Hipgnosis, which will also include the joint venture with SONG. ?

Qasim Abbas, Senior Executive Director, Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, commented: ?This partnership highlights the long-term, sustainable value we see in creative content across the entertainment industry, leveraging Merck?s vision and dynamism. The music industry is at the forefront of the growing economy of the streaming and it is opening up new avenues of content consumption. We look forward to working with Merck and their team to continue their exciting journey and safeguard the legacy of the composers who entrust us with their content. ?

As part of the partnership, Blackstone will acquire a stake in HSM and support the expansion of its infrastructure and business functions, including the development of new song management skills, data science capabilities and technology solutions. In this way, HSM could increase the value of the rights it acquires by working closely with songwriters, artists and producers.

SONG is expected to benefit from Blackstone?s investment in HSM?s management capabilities and will have the right to co-invest in future catalog acquisitions under the new Blackstone ? HSM partnership.

SONG President Andrew Sutch stated: «The new partnership of our investment adviser, Hipgnosis Song Management, with Blackstone reveals the success with which Merck has turned songs and music rights into an asset class since SONG?s founding and public listing three years ago . This new partnership will present joint investment opportunities for SONG. We expect continued investment in Hipgnosis Song Management to improve returns for our investors. ?

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Blackstone received advice on the transaction from Goldman Sachs, FTI, Kirkland & Ellis and Deloitte. Hipgnosis Song Management received advice from RBC, Capstan Capital Partners, and Stephenson Harwood.

About Blackstone

Upcoming free courses for Subscribers

Upcoming free courses for Subscribers

Blackstone is the largest alternative asset manager in the world. Our goal is to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies in which we invest, and the communities in which we operate. And we do it through extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $ 684 billion of assets under management include investment instruments focused on private equity, real estate, debt and public equity, life sciences, expansion capital, opportunistic and non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds; all this on a global scale. More information at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on [email protected]

Acerca de Hipgnosis Song Management Ltd

Hipgnosis Song Management Ltd, formerly The Family (Music) Ltd, is the investment advisory firm of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd (SONG). Both were founded by Merck Mercuriadis, a former manager of internationally successful artists such as Elton John, Guns N ?Roses, Morrissey, Iron Maiden and Beyoncé, and greatest hits songwriters such as Diane Warren, Justin Tranter and The-Dream. The investment advisory firm has assembled a highly successful advisory board of music industry experts, including award-winning members from the artist, songwriter, publisher, legal, financial, recorded music and music management communities ? all they possess a deep knowledge of music publishing. The Hipgnosis Song Management Ltd Advisory Board members are: Nile Rodgers, The-Dream, Giorgio Tuinfort, Starrah, David A. Stewart, Poo Bear, Bill Leibowitz, Ian Montone and Rodney Jerkins.

?The statement in the original language is the official and authorized version of the same. This translation is only a means of help and should be compared with the text in the original language, which is the only version of the text that will have legal validity.?

) [summary] => Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and Hipgnosis Song Management Ltd (?HSM?) today announced a new partnership, backed by funds managed by Blackstone, which will initially contribute approximately $ 1 billion to acquire music rights and manage catalogs. Hipgnosis Song Management, founded by Merck Mercuriadis, formerly The Family (Music) Ltd, is one of the industry?s leading advisory firms ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and Hipgnosis Song Management Ltd (?HSM?) today announced a new partnership, backed by funds managed by Blackstone, which will initially contribute approximately $ 1 billion to acquire music rights and manage catalogs.

Hipgnosis Song Management, founded by Merck Mercuriadis, formerly The Family (Music) Ltd, is one of the industry?s leading advisory firms focused on music assets and is an investment advisor to Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd (LSE: SONG) , the largest investor in music catalogs and copyrights on the British stock exchange, with gross assets of around $ 2.2 billion.

Merck Mercuriadis, CEO of Hipgnosis Song Management, said: «Hipgnosis Song Management has firmly turned songs into an asset class. This new partnership with Blackstone will provide financial strength to invest in verified songs, grow our song management team, and further sophistication at HSM, allowing us to create more value for our stakeholders, including our songwriters and SONG shareholders. Given the strength of our project portfolio, we see the initial engagement as just the beginning of a long-term partnership between Blackstone and Hipgnosis, which will also include the joint venture with SONG. ?

Qasim Abbas, Senior Executive Director, Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, commented: ?This partnership highlights the long-term, sustainable value we see in creative content across the entertainment industry, leveraging Merck?s vision and dynamism. The music industry is at the forefront of the growing economy of the streaming and it is opening up new avenues of content consumption. We look forward to working with Merck and their team to continue their exciting journey and safeguard the legacy of the composers who entrust us with their content. ?

As part of the partnership, Blackstone will acquire a stake in HSM and support the expansion of its infrastructure and business functions, including the development of new song management skills, data science capabilities and technology solutions. In this way, HSM could increase the value of the rights it acquires by working closely with songwriters, artists and producers.

SONG is expected to benefit from Blackstone?s investment in HSM?s management capabilities and will have the right to co-invest in future catalog acquisitions under the new Blackstone ? HSM partnership.

SONG President Andrew Sutch stated: «The new partnership of our investment adviser, Hipgnosis Song Management, with Blackstone reveals the success with which Merck has turned songs and music rights into an asset class since SONG?s founding and public listing three years ago . This new partnership will present joint investment opportunities for SONG. We expect continued investment in Hipgnosis Song Management to improve returns for our investors. ?

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Blackstone received advice on the transaction from Goldman Sachs, FTI, Kirkland & Ellis and Deloitte. Hipgnosis Song Management received advice from RBC, Capstan Capital Partners, and Stephenson Harwood.

About Blackstone

Upcoming free courses for Subscribers

Upcoming free courses for Subscribers

Blackstone is the largest alternative asset manager in the world. Our goal is to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies in which we invest, and the communities in which we operate. And we do it through extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $ 684 billion of assets under management include investment instruments focused on private equity, real estate, debt and public equity, life sciences, expansion capital, opportunistic and non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds; all this on a global scale. More information at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on [email protected]

Acerca de Hipgnosis Song Management Ltd

Hipgnosis Song Management Ltd, formerly The Family (Music) Ltd, is the investment advisory firm of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd (SONG). Both were founded by Merck Mercuriadis, a former manager of internationally successful artists such as Elton John, Guns N ?Roses, Morrissey, Iron Maiden and Beyoncé, and greatest hits songwriters such as Diane Warren, Justin Tranter and The-Dream. The investment advisory firm has assembled a highly successful advisory board of music industry experts, including award-winning members from the artist, songwriter, publisher, legal, financial, recorded music and music management communities ? all they possess a deep knowledge of music publishing. The Hipgnosis Song Management Ltd Advisory Board members are: Nile Rodgers, The-Dream, Giorgio Tuinfort, Starrah, David A. Stewart, Poo Bear, Bill Leibowitz, Ian Montone and Rodney Jerkins.

?The statement in the original language is the official and authorized version of the same. This translation is only a means of help and should be compared with the text in the original language, which is the only version of the text that will have legal validity.?

[date_timestamp] => 1634186606 ) [6] => Array ( [title] => Detroit Mercy recognizes National Transfer Student Week with virtual sessions ? Detroit Mercy Campus Connection [link] => https://firstmediamarketing.com/2021/10/14/detroit-mercy-recognizes-national-transfer-student-week-with-virtual-sessions-detroit-mercy-campus-connection/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Paul ) [pubdate] => Thu, 14 Oct 2021 02:58:57 +0000 [category] => Health & Science News [guid] => https://firstmediamarketing.com/2021/10/14/detroit-mercy-recognizes-national-transfer-student-week-with-virtual-sessions-detroit-mercy-campus-connection/ [description] => Detroit Mercy is recognizing transfer students during National Transfer Student Week. To celebrate, the University is hosting three virtual sessions to provide information about the transfer process, transfer credit and financial aid. Register for one session or all three. [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Detroit Mercy is recognizing transfer students during National Transfer Student Week. To celebrate, the University is hosting three virtual sessions to provide information about the transfer process, transfer credit and financial aid.

Register for one session or all three.

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Detroit Mercy is recognizing transfer students during National Transfer Student Week. To celebrate, the University is hosting three virtual sessions to provide information about the transfer process, transfer credit and financial aid.

Register for one session or all three.

[date_timestamp] => 1634180337 ) [7] => Array ( [title] => From female masturbation to abortion: why Elaine Benes from ?Seinfeld? is the reference to return to [link] => https://firstmediamarketing.com/2021/10/14/from-female-masturbation-to-abortion-why-elaine-benes-from-seinfeld-is-the-reference-to-return-to/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Paul ) [pubdate] => Thu, 14 Oct 2021 02:08:29 +0000 [category] => Music News [guid] => https://firstmediamarketing.com/2021/10/14/from-female-masturbation-to-abortion-why-elaine-benes-from-seinfeld-is-the-reference-to-return-to/ [description] => The latest episode of Seinfeld, which aired on May 14, 1998, is said to have nearly save his life to Frank Sinatra. The streets of Los Angeles were practically empty between 8 and 10 at night, just when the singer suffered a heart attack and immediately needed an ambulance, because citizens were in front of ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

The latest episode of Seinfeld, which aired on May 14, 1998, is said to have nearly save his life to Frank Sinatra. The streets of Los Angeles were practically empty between 8 and 10 at night, just when the singer suffered a heart attack and immediately needed an ambulance, because citizens were in front of the screens saying goodbye to a fiction that had made them laugh for almost a decade. It was the most watched episode in television history, ahead of the end of Friends, with 76 million viewers. Since October 1, it can be seen on Netflix with the rest of the seasons since the platform has paid more than 500 million dollars for distribution rights. Chips compared to the profitability you will earn from the operation.

The characters that make up this gang of thirty-somethings who live in Manhattan in the 90s are an indisputable reference in pop culture, like those of Friends but for reasons that have little to do with it. They don?t stop at a cozy cafe like Central Perk but at a dinner somewhat grubby, they do not rent enviable old-rent apartments or have romantic entanglements because the dynamics of their relationship is based on the joking of the miseries of others. And one of those who laughs the most was Elaine, the only female character in the series, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jerry Seinfeld in a scene from ?Seinfeld?. Photo: Getty

When Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld raised the sitcom They did not think of a woman having a leading role, but in the face of the danger that NBC would stop production after seeing the pilot, they had to expand the cast. Thus they introduced Elaine Benes, inspired by Carol Leifer, an ex-girlfriend of Seinfeld, as is the character in the series. Alejandra Palés, a journalist specializing in series in media such as Serielizados or Diari Ara, argues that ?it was a success that they included it, as requested by the chain. Because although Elaine can be as absurd as her friends, she also brings a feminine point of view that I think is essential or it would have been a series very heeled towards testosterone ?.

Although Elaine and Seinfeld have a love past, that aspect does not develop. It is one of the characteristics that makes the difference with most fictions: there is no attraction between the protagonists. ?I remember when I was watching the series and I was a pre-adolescent, I was extremely frustrated because I didn?t understand that they weren?t together or that sexual tension was exploited in some way. Until I was a little older I did not understand that the series was not about that and that it was very good that it was not about that, ?says Palés.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Photo: Getty

Elaine is an independent woman who works in the publishing industry, with a surprising ability to push herself despite her short stature and a lot of character. ?She is fed up with everything. She can?t stand her friends, she can?t stand her acquaintances, she can?t stand parties, she can?t stand her job or her co-workers, she can?t stand injustice, she doesn?t shut up a single one, she?s funny, she?s vindictive (and how I like that be it and enjoy it) ?, explains the artist Rocío Quillahuaman. The protagonists of his well-known animations, in which he humorously portrays everyday situations, have a lot to do with Elaine. ?Surely it has been a reference for many comics today. For me it has been both on a style level and also on an artistic level. There is an episode on Seinfeld in season eight called The English Patient in which Elaine breaks down screaming in the middle of a session of that movie at the cinema because she hates it and can?t take it anymore. That scene has the essence of everything I want my animations to be ?, he details.

The style noted by Quillahuaman ? ?if I wear women?s long coats, it?s because of her,? he says ? became as recognizable as Rachel from Friends or Margot in Los Tenenbaums. A family of geniuses. Although she evolves over the seasons to adapt to the vital changes of the character, from precarious worker she rises to boss within the publishing sector. Seinfeld costume designer Charmaine Simmons outlined her image wearing loafers with exposed socks, masculine style jackets, shoulder leather backpack (only one) and long, flowing dresses, her hallmark. Jaime Perlman, former art director of Vogue UK, stated in one time her closet was full of ?Elaine dresses.? Comfortable and attractive but ?without her priority being to be sexy?, according to specific Julia Louis-Dreyfus en The New York Times.

The cast of 'Seinfeld'.

The cast of ?Seinfeld?. Photo: Getty

A benchmark of feminism?

It was at the time ? at least for cisgender, white, heterosexual and middle-class women ? but sometimes fiction doesn?t hold up well over the years and this one was released three decades ago. However, Elaine was a pioneer in dealing with certain issues that are still being discussed today. See, for example, Abortion: Season 6, titled The couch, Benes gives up a relationship with a man who attracts him a lot because he is not in favor of free choice. And the writers also do not leave aside comedy to develop the story, there is no more drama than Elaine?s disappointment at losing such a handsome lover.

His way of living sexuality is another aspect of his character to note since his desire and his relationships are shown in the same way as that of the rest of the cast ? Seinfeld, Constanza and Kramer, three men. In fact, Larry David?s favorite episode and the one he won an Emmy for is The contest, from season four, in which the four of them make a bet to see who can last the longest without masturbating. Despite what everyone thought, the second to fall is her. She also wants to choose her contraceptive method without anyone interfering and openly declares that she does not want to have children.

?At the time, and also now, it was the demonstration that there were women who went outside the norm that stated that they had to be nice and nice all the time?, highlights Palés. ?Surely there will be small details that will seem outdated or outdated with respect to our current mentality but it seems to me a fairly advanced character and who would not disengage in a comedy set today.?

Rocío Quillahuaman also considers that the character continues to have full validity. ?In the episode I was describing earlier there is a scene in which he explains that the sex scenes in that movie seem unreal to him and says something very funny: ?Give me something I can use!? And all his love failures, well compiled by Nick Lutsko in this song. The first time I saw this series I was much younger but I have seen it again several times in different stages of my adulthood and I have come to realize that the only character with whom I feel identified is Elaine. I mean, it?s a character of a white woman written by white men but still ? it?s really the only saint I pray to. ?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus y Jerry Seinfeld.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus y Jerry Seinfeld. Photo: Getty

) [summary] => The latest episode of Seinfeld, which aired on May 14, 1998, is said to have nearly save his life to Frank Sinatra. The streets of Los Angeles were practically empty between 8 and 10 at night, just when the singer suffered a heart attack and immediately needed an ambulance, because citizens were in front of ... Read more [atom_content] =>

The latest episode of Seinfeld, which aired on May 14, 1998, is said to have nearly save his life to Frank Sinatra. The streets of Los Angeles were practically empty between 8 and 10 at night, just when the singer suffered a heart attack and immediately needed an ambulance, because citizens were in front of the screens saying goodbye to a fiction that had made them laugh for almost a decade. It was the most watched episode in television history, ahead of the end of Friends, with 76 million viewers. Since October 1, it can be seen on Netflix with the rest of the seasons since the platform has paid more than 500 million dollars for distribution rights. Chips compared to the profitability you will earn from the operation.

The characters that make up this gang of thirty-somethings who live in Manhattan in the 90s are an indisputable reference in pop culture, like those of Friends but for reasons that have little to do with it. They don?t stop at a cozy cafe like Central Perk but at a dinner somewhat grubby, they do not rent enviable old-rent apartments or have romantic entanglements because the dynamics of their relationship is based on the joking of the miseries of others. And one of those who laughs the most was Elaine, the only female character in the series, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jerry Seinfeld in a scene from ?Seinfeld?. Photo: Getty

When Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld raised the sitcom They did not think of a woman having a leading role, but in the face of the danger that NBC would stop production after seeing the pilot, they had to expand the cast. Thus they introduced Elaine Benes, inspired by Carol Leifer, an ex-girlfriend of Seinfeld, as is the character in the series. Alejandra Palés, a journalist specializing in series in media such as Serielizados or Diari Ara, argues that ?it was a success that they included it, as requested by the chain. Because although Elaine can be as absurd as her friends, she also brings a feminine point of view that I think is essential or it would have been a series very heeled towards testosterone ?.

Although Elaine and Seinfeld have a love past, that aspect does not develop. It is one of the characteristics that makes the difference with most fictions: there is no attraction between the protagonists. ?I remember when I was watching the series and I was a pre-adolescent, I was extremely frustrated because I didn?t understand that they weren?t together or that sexual tension was exploited in some way. Until I was a little older I did not understand that the series was not about that and that it was very good that it was not about that, ?says Palés.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Photo: Getty

Elaine is an independent woman who works in the publishing industry, with a surprising ability to push herself despite her short stature and a lot of character. ?She is fed up with everything. She can?t stand her friends, she can?t stand her acquaintances, she can?t stand parties, she can?t stand her job or her co-workers, she can?t stand injustice, she doesn?t shut up a single one, she?s funny, she?s vindictive (and how I like that be it and enjoy it) ?, explains the artist Rocío Quillahuaman. The protagonists of his well-known animations, in which he humorously portrays everyday situations, have a lot to do with Elaine. ?Surely it has been a reference for many comics today. For me it has been both on a style level and also on an artistic level. There is an episode on Seinfeld in season eight called The English Patient in which Elaine breaks down screaming in the middle of a session of that movie at the cinema because she hates it and can?t take it anymore. That scene has the essence of everything I want my animations to be ?, he details.

The style noted by Quillahuaman ? ?if I wear women?s long coats, it?s because of her,? he says ? became as recognizable as Rachel from Friends or Margot in Los Tenenbaums. A family of geniuses. Although she evolves over the seasons to adapt to the vital changes of the character, from precarious worker she rises to boss within the publishing sector. Seinfeld costume designer Charmaine Simmons outlined her image wearing loafers with exposed socks, masculine style jackets, shoulder leather backpack (only one) and long, flowing dresses, her hallmark. Jaime Perlman, former art director of Vogue UK, stated in one time her closet was full of ?Elaine dresses.? Comfortable and attractive but ?without her priority being to be sexy?, according to specific Julia Louis-Dreyfus en The New York Times.

The cast of 'Seinfeld'.

The cast of ?Seinfeld?. Photo: Getty

A benchmark of feminism?

It was at the time ? at least for cisgender, white, heterosexual and middle-class women ? but sometimes fiction doesn?t hold up well over the years and this one was released three decades ago. However, Elaine was a pioneer in dealing with certain issues that are still being discussed today. See, for example, Abortion: Season 6, titled The couch, Benes gives up a relationship with a man who attracts him a lot because he is not in favor of free choice. And the writers also do not leave aside comedy to develop the story, there is no more drama than Elaine?s disappointment at losing such a handsome lover.

His way of living sexuality is another aspect of his character to note since his desire and his relationships are shown in the same way as that of the rest of the cast ? Seinfeld, Constanza and Kramer, three men. In fact, Larry David?s favorite episode and the one he won an Emmy for is The contest, from season four, in which the four of them make a bet to see who can last the longest without masturbating. Despite what everyone thought, the second to fall is her. She also wants to choose her contraceptive method without anyone interfering and openly declares that she does not want to have children.

?At the time, and also now, it was the demonstration that there were women who went outside the norm that stated that they had to be nice and nice all the time?, highlights Palés. ?Surely there will be small details that will seem outdated or outdated with respect to our current mentality but it seems to me a fairly advanced character and who would not disengage in a comedy set today.?

Rocío Quillahuaman also considers that the character continues to have full validity. ?In the episode I was describing earlier there is a scene in which he explains that the sex scenes in that movie seem unreal to him and says something very funny: ?Give me something I can use!? And all his love failures, well compiled by Nick Lutsko in this song. The first time I saw this series I was much younger but I have seen it again several times in different stages of my adulthood and I have come to realize that the only character with whom I feel identified is Elaine. I mean, it?s a character of a white woman written by white men but still ? it?s really the only saint I pray to. ?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus y Jerry Seinfeld.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus y Jerry Seinfeld. Photo: Getty

[date_timestamp] => 1634177309 ) [8] => Array ( [title] => Student submissions wanted for student art journal [sic] ? Detroit Mercy Campus Connection [link] => https://firstmediamarketing.com/2021/10/13/student-submissions-wanted-for-student-art-journal-sic-detroit-mercy-campus-connection-2/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Paul ) [pubdate] => Wed, 13 Oct 2021 22:14:43 +0000 [category] => Health & Science News [guid] => https://firstmediamarketing.com/2021/10/13/student-submissions-wanted-for-student-art-journal-sic-detroit-mercy-campus-connection-2/ [description] => Would you like to see your writing, photographs or visual art published? Then consider submitting your work to Detroit Mercy?s student art journal [sic], which is looking for poems, short stories, personal essays, photographs and other visual artwork. [sic] offers $100 prizes for the best visual, poetry and fiction/prose submissions. Undergraduate and graduate students can ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Would you like to see your writing, photographs or visual art published? Then consider submitting your work to Detroit Mercy?s student art journal [sic], which is looking for poems, short stories, personal essays, photographs and other visual artwork.

[sic] offers $100 prizes for the best visual, poetry and fiction/prose submissions. Undergraduate and graduate students can make submissions to [sic].

The online submission form and instructions for submitting written and visual works can be found here.

There is no limit to the amount of submissions students can make. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Oct. 14.

Please contact Associate Professor of English Rosemary Weatherston with any questions at weatherr@udmercy.edu.

) [summary] => Would you like to see your writing, photographs or visual art published? Then consider submitting your work to Detroit Mercy?s student art journal [sic], which is looking for poems, short stories, personal essays, photographs and other visual artwork. [sic] offers $100 prizes for the best visual, poetry and fiction/prose submissions. Undergraduate and graduate students can ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Would you like to see your writing, photographs or visual art published? Then consider submitting your work to Detroit Mercy?s student art journal [sic], which is looking for poems, short stories, personal essays, photographs and other visual artwork.

[sic] offers $100 prizes for the best visual, poetry and fiction/prose submissions. Undergraduate and graduate students can make submissions to [sic].

The online submission form and instructions for submitting written and visual works can be found here.

There is no limit to the amount of submissions students can make. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Oct. 14.

Please contact Associate Professor of English Rosemary Weatherston with any questions at weatherr@udmercy.edu.

[date_timestamp] => 1634163283 ) [9] => Array ( [title] => Jeff Jarvis on the Birth of a Magazine and How to Build a Business ? Community Engagement [link] => https://firstmediamarketing.com/2021/10/13/jeff-jarvis-on-the-birth-of-a-magazine-and-how-to-build-a-business-community-engagement/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Paul ) [pubdate] => Wed, 13 Oct 2021 16:36:04 +0000 [category] => Health & Science News [guid] => https://firstmediamarketing.com/2021/10/13/jeff-jarvis-on-the-birth-of-a-magazine-and-how-to-build-a-business-community-engagement/ [description] => By Erica Soto  ?The Entertainer, The Ultimate Entertainment Guide, Home Entertainment Choices?? In class this week we took a stroll down memory lane with professor Jeff Jarvis as he walked us through his time at Time Inc., from his work at People to building a brand new magazine, which would eventually become Entertainment Weekly. Entertainment Weekly ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

By Erica Soto 

?The Entertainer, The Ultimate Entertainment Guide, Home Entertainment Choices??

In class this week we took a stroll down memory lane with professor Jeff Jarvis as he walked us through his time at Time Inc., from his work at People to building a brand new magazine, which would eventually become Entertainment Weekly.

Entertainment Weekly was born out of a need that existed in the mid ?80s. For the first time, audiences had an abundance of choices when it came to entertainment, and they began fragmenting. Editors were once the gateway to the public for celebrities, but that changed. PR suddenly had the power because they had access to the celebrities. This became a problem for some publishers.

However, there was a solution. Or rather, an opportunity that Jarvis discovered. The opportunity was to concentrate on the product rather than the celebrity; concentrate on the program rather than the people. A new editorial product like Entertainment Weekly would consist of reviews, some features, some news and gossip, information about new equipment, and lists.

(Jeff Jarvis alongside the very first issue of Entertainment Weekly)

Although the initial pitch for the magazine was rejected, four years later, the beginnings of Entertainment Weekly began to take shape. In class we discussed what it took to get the magazine off the ground. We discussed everything from market analysis, competition, various plans (product, revenue, marketing, ops, launch) and finally capital needs. In essence, a business plan.

We also discussed circulation, advertising and revenue.

Here?s a look at the top 12 U.S. Consumer Magazine Publishers: Circulation & Advertising Revenue.

We learned that in the end it took $200 million before Entertainment Weekly broke even.

Despite subscriber acquisition costs (the amount of marketing you need to spend in order to get a subscriber) and general business expenses,  the mass media model based on advertsing worked for magazines. However, things operate differently today.

According to Steven Gray, former managing publisher of The Christian Science Monitor, ?For audience, the news model is breaking down. In the mass media era, when it cost a fortune to send information to the masses, news mattered to everybody and, therefore, was important enough to send through the tiny, costly pipe of print and broadcast. By definition, news was one-size-fits-all? But now that the information pipe has gone infinite, anybody can send anything through it. And, given these infinite information choices, a human will choose the information that matters most to her ? what she likes best, is most interested in, is most directly relevant to her current needs and wants.?

In his book Geeks Bearing GiftsJarvis says, ?I created the magazine Entertainment Weekly but if I had the same idea today ? helping people decide how to spend their scarce time and money on entertainment ? I wouldn?t start a magazine and hire critics and make content to fill pages in print or even on the web. I?d build a platform for shared opinions among like-minded souls ? thriller fans over here, romantics over there ? perhaps adding a critic or two as convener and curator of the best discussions.?

Jarvis also talks about the value of readers and offering rewards in the future. He suggests a ?pay down? system, in which readers can pay a deposit to access content the first month, then each month after that they can earn back the fee by doing things such as coming back often to see ads, sharing demographic information, and buying products from the publisher, to name a few.

The way we consume content has changed drastically and continues to change. We were asked what a great news world would look like to us now. Some of our responses were: having less click bait (content whose main purpose is to attract attention and encourage visitors to click on a link to a particular web page) and having more control over the news we receive (being more relevant to our individual needs).

There are many ideas we can come up to improve our future news experience, but I want to go back to one of the discussions we started in class.

How can each of us either turn our community project into a business and/or profit from it? Think about your elevator pitch. What?s the problem you?re solving, and what is the value? Offer ideas to other classmates if you have suggestions.

I?m officially concluding this post by saying Entertainment Weekly was the first magazine I ever subscribed to. I was in high school and purchased the magazine from a door-to-door salesman. Here is the first issue I remember receiving.

I actually still subscribe to the magazine today. I even have proof. Needless to say, I really enjoyed this particular class discussion.

) [summary] => By Erica Soto  ?The Entertainer, The Ultimate Entertainment Guide, Home Entertainment Choices?? In class this week we took a stroll down memory lane with professor Jeff Jarvis as he walked us through his time at Time Inc., from his work at People to building a brand new magazine, which would eventually become Entertainment Weekly. Entertainment Weekly ... Read more [atom_content] =>

By Erica Soto 

?The Entertainer, The Ultimate Entertainment Guide, Home Entertainment Choices??

In class this week we took a stroll down memory lane with professor Jeff Jarvis as he walked us through his time at Time Inc., from his work at People to building a brand new magazine, which would eventually become Entertainment Weekly.

Entertainment Weekly was born out of a need that existed in the mid ?80s. For the first time, audiences had an abundance of choices when it came to entertainment, and they began fragmenting. Editors were once the gateway to the public for celebrities, but that changed. PR suddenly had the power because they had access to the celebrities. This became a problem for some publishers.

However, there was a solution. Or rather, an opportunity that Jarvis discovered. The opportunity was to concentrate on the product rather than the celebrity; concentrate on the program rather than the people. A new editorial product like Entertainment Weekly would consist of reviews, some features, some news and gossip, information about new equipment, and lists.

(Jeff Jarvis alongside the very first issue of Entertainment Weekly)

Although the initial pitch for the magazine was rejected, four years later, the beginnings of Entertainment Weekly began to take shape. In class we discussed what it took to get the magazine off the ground. We discussed everything from market analysis, competition, various plans (product, revenue, marketing, ops, launch) and finally capital needs. In essence, a business plan.

We also discussed circulation, advertising and revenue.

Here?s a look at the top 12 U.S. Consumer Magazine Publishers: Circulation & Advertising Revenue.

We learned that in the end it took $200 million before Entertainment Weekly broke even.

Despite subscriber acquisition costs (the amount of marketing you need to spend in order to get a subscriber) and general business expenses,  the mass media model based on advertsing worked for magazines. However, things operate differently today.

According to Steven Gray, former managing publisher of The Christian Science Monitor, ?For audience, the news model is breaking down. In the mass media era, when it cost a fortune to send information to the masses, news mattered to everybody and, therefore, was important enough to send through the tiny, costly pipe of print and broadcast. By definition, news was one-size-fits-all? But now that the information pipe has gone infinite, anybody can send anything through it. And, given these infinite information choices, a human will choose the information that matters most to her ? what she likes best, is most interested in, is most directly relevant to her current needs and wants.?

In his book Geeks Bearing GiftsJarvis says, ?I created the magazine Entertainment Weekly but if I had the same idea today ? helping people decide how to spend their scarce time and money on entertainment ? I wouldn?t start a magazine and hire critics and make content to fill pages in print or even on the web. I?d build a platform for shared opinions among like-minded souls ? thriller fans over here, romantics over there ? perhaps adding a critic or two as convener and curator of the best discussions.?

Jarvis also talks about the value of readers and offering rewards in the future. He suggests a ?pay down? system, in which readers can pay a deposit to access content the first month, then each month after that they can earn back the fee by doing things such as coming back often to see ads, sharing demographic information, and buying products from the publisher, to name a few.

The way we consume content has changed drastically and continues to change. We were asked what a great news world would look like to us now. Some of our responses were: having less click bait (content whose main purpose is to attract attention and encourage visitors to click on a link to a particular web page) and having more control over the news we receive (being more relevant to our individual needs).

There are many ideas we can come up to improve our future news experience, but I want to go back to one of the discussions we started in class.

How can each of us either turn our community project into a business and/or profit from it? Think about your elevator pitch. What?s the problem you?re solving, and what is the value? Offer ideas to other classmates if you have suggestions.

I?m officially concluding this post by saying Entertainment Weekly was the first magazine I ever subscribed to. I was in high school and purchased the magazine from a door-to-door salesman. Here is the first issue I remember receiving.

I actually still subscribe to the magazine today. I even have proof. Needless to say, I really enjoyed this particular class discussion.

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