V3con is very excited that Frank Buckley will be moderating the Plenary Session, “Lights, Camera, Action: Asian Americans are naturals on YouTube”, at V3con on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at the Japanese American National Museum.
So let’s get to know Frank a little better…
What is your favorite social media tool? Blogging? Facebook? Twitter?
I blog at ktla.com/buckleyblog and I tweet @ktlafbuckley (why didn’t I just say @frankbuckley?) but I prefer Facebook when it comes to social media. I don’t like the 140 character limit of Twitter. I probably go on a bit too much on my blog. Facebook allows me to reach out immediately. I’m not chained to 140 characters. I can post photos and video segments. The viewers who join my Facebook page are able to provide immediate feedback and to engage other viewers.
Where do you think the future of digital journalism is headed?
I think digital journalism will continue to grow. I was at CNN when the Time Warner-AOL merger happened. We were all talking about convergence at the time and while that merger of “old” and “new” media is now seen as a failure, here we are a decade later and we’re seeing convergence happening in real time. Content producers, consumers and technology are converging in a dynamic way. I think consumers will become more and more involved in the process—becoming part not just of the conversation but of the content itself. I see a day when a viewer is watching my newscast and then pops up on the screen to voice his or her point of view—engaging other viewers and us. That’s already happening in some ways but I think it will become a more common practice and more consumer/viewer driven. That viewer might also insert himself into an episode of a TV program or find a way to explore a scene as it’s on the air. It’s an exciting time and one full of opportunities.
Your favorite LA hangout spot?
Too many places to mention but here are a few—Staples Center during a Lakers game, Arclight Theaters, any restaurant with good food and good friends.
-Renee Eng, V3con blogger