Earlier this week I visited the busy editorial offices of Wired Magazine in San Francisco.  I caught up with Chris Anderson, editor in chief, whose The Long Tail has been a runaway non-fiction book.  Amazon has ranked it the number one Business Book of the Year.

Longtail The book has just one chapter dedicated to a specific industry: online video.  Chris saw this world about to explode — and this was before YouTube.

In addition to writing about online video in his book, Wired has covered the emerging online video extensively — just like Chris, the magazine is always one step ahead.

Wiredcover_1Here’s the December issue of WiredMost of the issue is online — and it’s on the newsstand.  By the way, I think wired.com is looking really good since its acquisition by Conde Nast.  Chris says there will be all sorts of cool functionality added to the site next year.  We’ll look forward to that. 

P.S. For all you LonelyGirl15 fans, here’s a professional video of Jessica Rose from the Wired photo shoot — great song by Scott Gagner.

Stay tuned to Beet.TV for more interviews from my San Francisco trip — including another segment with Chris, interviews with Om "GigaOM" Malik, Anil Dash of SixApart — and much more!

Andy Plesser

New York Times Media Critic David Carr Has WONDERFUL Video Blog

David Carr is at it again with his "Carpetbagger" blog. It’s his seasonal build-up to the Oscars.  He’s producing some wonderful video segments.  He is very passionate and funny — a good mix.  Plus he’s got some very good production elements.  Check out his cool segment on the "Dreamgirls" New York premiere.  Great stuff.


David Carr, New  York Times media critic and rising video blogger.

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