Thursday, July 01, 2010

Fw: is Closing

It takes a good deal of courage to close down project. More than starting them I say.

Mark R
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-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Kaye <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:00:57
To: <>
Subject: is Closing

_______________________________________________________________ is Closing

Sometime in the past three years you registered on our website, a place to match producers with audio and
video stringers around the world. Nearly 1,000 stringers have
joined, but the website has not achieved the kind
of critical mass required to make it a success in anyone's book.
We have therefore decided to close the website as
of July 5, 2010.

The reason we failed to reach that critical mass is rather
straightforward: We are spread too thin among multiple projects
and didn't commit the resources required for's
success. The Conversations Network has a very small budget and
depends entirely on volunteers. And while you and others
supported the concept by registering on the website, we were not
able to recruit a volunteer team to manage and promote

I want to personally thank you for your participation and
support of the concept. I only wish we had the
resources to fulfill our side of the bargain. The Conversations
Network's other projects ( and our proprietary
podcast channels) get all of our attention and are doing quite
well, but we need to accept our limitations in order to ensure
our successful projects continue without distraction.


MEDIAmobz: An Introduction

For those of you in the video world, I want to use this
opportunity to introduce a somehwat different alternative to We have a long standing friendship with a
for-profit company called MEDIAmobz. They have a network of
producers that provide video production services for the
business market via partners such as Business Wire and Cisco. As is closing, we thought you might want to sign up
with MEDIAmobz as a way to find video production jobs around the

Dave Toole, founder and CEO of MEDIAmobz passed along this note:

"Thanks for considering joining our producer community at
MEDIAmobz. We provide you free tools to post your video reels
and links to your work to help market your capabilities to the
business market. We have provided dozens of clients turn key
video solutions for business story telling. We do not charge
clients to post jobs and only charge a small fee when they have
agreed to hire a production resource. We hope that we are able
to help provide an easier way for clients to connect with
creative resources to help them tell their story. Please have a
look around and let us know what we can do to help you in
providing your services."



Public Media Opportunities

For those of you interested in public radio or TV in the U.S.,
here are some additional related sites you should check out:

Public Media Corps (PMC):

Public Radio Exchange (

Association of Independents in Radio (AIR):


Thanks for listening.


Doug Kaye, Executive Director
The Conversations Network


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