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Our user-generated NAB-RTNDA plans

We’re headed to Las Vegas this Sunday for our annual experience of running ourselves to death covering TV’s biggest convention: NAB-RTNDA. (Although Don Day says he’s going to take some time to “relax.” Ha!) It’s our eighth year blogging the big event (back then it was two events), and we’ll be shooting video, posting photos, live-blogging sessions and sending out Twitter alerts. And this year we have a new twist: we’re encouraging attendees to submit their own photos (on a Flickr group) and videos (on a YouTube group.) We’ll post them on Lost Remote, and other blogs can embed ‘em, as well.

I’m on a RTNDA panel again this year (schedule). Jacques Natz, director of Digital Media Content for Heart-Argyle, Dan Shelley, Director of Digital Media at and I will discuss “Going Local in a New Direction” on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Sure, there’s news, weather and traffic. But what about aggregation? Hyperlocal? Niche news-like content? Local search? That’s the future of our business, and in many respects, the future of news. We’ll be showing off some examples and taking questions about how to realistically build this stuff when there are so many competing demands for resources.

Lost Remote alumnus-for-life Steve Safran will be moderating a panel called, “Leading Change in a Digital Newsroom” on Monday at 10:30 a.m. “Your customers are changing the way they get their news. So why does your newsroom still act and look as it did 10 or 20 years ago?” reads the panel description. Good question, and it sounds like a great panel. In fact, there are LOTS of webby/digital sessions this year, ranging from a user-generated content session to “Tips, Tricks and 20 Widgets for Your Website.” (Safran’s on TWO panels this year. Geesh.)

And a reminder: we’ll be holding our annual Lost Remote meetup on Tuesday between 4-6 p.m. in the little bar in the hallway between the RTNDA meeting rooms and the Hilton casino floor. Hope to see you there!

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