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Changes are Coming to the Digital Production Buzz

March 31, 2016  •  By Larry Jordan

[Originally published on March 31, 2016 by Larry Jordan.]

[ This is the text of Larry Jordan’s closing announcement at the end of the Digital Production Buzz on March 31, 2016. ]

The Buzz has always responded to changes in our industry – and now, changes are coming to the Buzz. Our program is moving to new owners and a new format.

Starting next week, The Buzz is partnering with Thalo.com and DoddleMe.com to provide a more comprehensive look at our industry from the perspective of both film-making and film-viewing.

Thalo.com is an online resource for creative individuals, which covers everything from fine arts to performing arts to filmmaking and everything in between. While DoddleMe.com is a leading online resource for the video and film industry. Doddle is the perfect partner for the Buzz and we are excited to be adding another perspective and dimension to our show.

With this new partnership, the show, itself, will be changing. For now, we are returning to our roots as an audio-only podcast. The show will still be live, still every Thursday, and still posted to iTunes and the Buzz website. But we need to think more about the best way to use video for the show, so this switch allows us time to rethink and revise.

I’m also delighted to announce that both Mike Horton and I will be staying with the show. Plus, because of our new partnership we are able to extend our resources to include the Thalo and Doddle teams. This allows The Buzz to increase its coverage and focus on the media industry, providing news and interviews with the people that make media possible.

Also, for the eighth straight year, the Buzz is heading back to NAB. During the four days of the trade show, we’ll originate thirteen live shows – interviewing more than 50 industry leaders – to help you keep up with all the latest announcements at the show.

You can learn more at NABShowBuzz.com – which will be updated next week with the show schedule and guest list.

On a personal note, The Buzz has been an amazing experience for me for the last nine years as both Executive Producer and Host. The Buzz team has created more than 500 shows – interviewed more than 2,100 guests – and covered our industry more thoroughly than any other podcast on the planet.

I’m very proud of that record and proud of the team that put it together; starting with Cirina Catania. Cirina is the heart of The Buzz, her energy, enthusiasm and insight have discovered guests and trends long before they reached market consciousness. I am deeply grateful for all her hard work.

And I’m very proud of the technical team behind the scenes. We’ve had a lot of people working on the show over the years; a lot of students found it a great way to discover how broadcast media actually work. But there are four people I need to mention by name: Debbie Price, Brianna Murphy, Adrian Price and Megan Paulos. Without their help this show would not exist.

As I said at the beginning, this is a time of change – both for us in the industry and for The Buzz itself. Our new partnership provides exciting new potential – with many very cool ideas in the planning stage. I’m looking forward to sharing them with you in the time to come.

And through it all, The Buzz will be here to help you make sense of this wild, crazy, constantly changing industry we are in. I look forward to talking with you – next week. And I’ll see you at NAB in two weeks.

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