It was great to meet up in with Kara Swisher, co-executive editor of All Things D, the Dow Jones-owned website/conference business she heads up with Walt Mossberg.  We chatted in Manhattan’s Madison Park a few days ago.

Kara has been on a whirlwind, covering digital news in Los
Angeles, the Valley, New York and Washington.  She complements her text
reporting with her handy little $200 Flip video camera. 

She says her colleagues have their own approach to creating Web
video.  Her "shtick" is being "an annoying girl who seems to know

Recently, Kara broke the news
of the sale of paidContent to the Guardian.  She told me that
paidContent founder Rafat Ali is "creating the new forms of journalism."  Pasted below is her interview with Rafat.

Kara told me that traffic at All Things D is booming and plans are underway to expand the conference business to Europe.

— Andy Plesser, Executive Producer