Crowdsourcing at Cultural Weekly
What do you want from Cultural Weekly? I want more.
Behind the scenes, we have been building a new site. We plan to re-launch in about a month. Our new site will feature about more articles on the home page, links to like-minded sites, and better social networking features.
Since beginning Cultural Weekly nine months ago, we’ve had a steady increase in visitors. But there are limitations – I’m doing most of the writing and due to the limits of my awareness and time, we don’t cover as much of the cultural landscape as we might.
Here’s where you come in. We’re looking for people who are blogging already, who write about how our creative culture shapes our society, and have a unique perspective. People who are driven to make our creative culture better. People who are smart and articulate and passionate, and who would like to have their posts shared on Cultural Weekly and whose sites reciprocally would feature Cultural Weekly’s content.
If you’d like to recommend bloggers to be featured on our expanded site, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment below. We’ll keep you updated on developments as we get closer to our re-launch.
Image by Nick Gentry who paints on discarded computer discs and cassette tapes. He writes: “Throughout history, information has always been recorded on physical objects. Important documents, favourite songs, videos and more were stored on mountains of tapes, polaroids, cassettes and disks. As media is rapidly absorbed into the World Wide Web the rich variety of formats of the past are becoming obsolete.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Adam Leipzig is the founder and CEO of MediaU, online career acceleration. MediaU opens the doors of access for content creation, filmmaking and television. Adam, Cultural Daily’s founder and publisher, has worked with more than 10,000 creatives in film, theatre, television, music, dance, poetry, literature, performance, photography, and design. He has been a producer, distributor or supervising executive on more than 30 films that have disrupted expectations, including A Plastic Ocean, March of the Penguins, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Dead Poets Society, Titus and A Plastic Ocean. His movies have won or been nominated for 10 Academy Awards, 11 BAFTA Awards, 2 Golden Globes, 2 Emmys, 2 Directors Guild Awards, 4 Sundance Awards and 4 Independent Spirit Awards. Adam teaches at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Adam began his career in theatre; he was the first professional dramaturg in the United States outside of New York City, and he was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Theatre Center, where he produced more than 300 plays, music, dance, and other events. Adam is CEO of Entertainment Media Partners, a company that navigates creative entrepreneurs through the Hollywood system and beyond, and a keynote speaker. Adam is the former president of National Geographic Films and senior Walt Disney Studios executive. He has also served in senior capacities at CreativeFuture, a non-profit organization that advocates for the creative community. Adam is is the author of ‘Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers ’ and co-author of the all-in-one resource for college students and emerging filmmakers 'Filmmaking in Action: Your Guide to the Skills and Craft' (Macmillan). (Photo by Jordan Ancel)