Jane Goldman is a pioneering editor whom many of us remember from the Industry Standard where she was Editor, working for Jonathan Weber and John Battelle.

Two years ago, Jane launched Chow magazine — an edgy, new kind of food magazine.  Here’s a story about the launch from Newsweek. After the publication’s first year, it went entirely online.

Earlier this year, she sold Chow to CNET Networks.  It’s part of CNET’s growing non-tech publishing sector which now includes Urban Baby

The site is looking good and you will find a lot of video.  Jane tells us about the power of video when talking about food — from how to fry a turkey to properly bone a chicken.  She told me that she is very excited about the advent of consumer generated video on the site.  She says that legions of foodies with camcorders will be contributing content in the New Year. 

Surely one of the big developments in 2007 will be the integration of community-generated video onto established publishing platforms from CNET to the Washington Post.  I bet it’s going to happen fast.

The big development this year,  User-Generated Content Dominates Google’s 2006 Hot List

Andy Plesser

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