The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #24: April 14, 2005

Content summary: Listeners’ comments (on open source marketing and the interview with James Cherkoff and Johnnie Moore; podcast tags; on Rupert Murdoch and the internet; where will co-creation take us?; world’s first train wi-fi in UK – not; on video news releases and FCC clarification; blog post republication without attribution will grow; on GM, the blog and the LA Times; enjoying the banter and smoking the podcast dope); blogs and censorship in the US – survey; journalism and blogging – investigative reporting and definitions; Creative Commons; aggregating PR blog posts Part 2; another forecast on podcasting growth; GM, the LA Times and GM’s blog commentary.

Show notes for April 14, 2005

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 66-minute conversation recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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In this edition:


  • 00:29 Shel and Neville on what’s in this week’s show; how to give your feedback; show notes; new host for podcast MP3 files
  • 04:30 Comments from the last show (April 11) and on the interview with James Cherkoff and Johnnie Moore (April 12) including 1 MP3


  • 16:15 Blogs and censorship – survey reveals Americans support blog censorship. Really?
  • 24:14 Journalism and blogging – would a blogger undertake investigative reporting? What’s the difference between a journalist and a blogger? (And is that the right question?)

Short Takes:


  • 60:33 Show notes; how to give your feedback; about the music and the band; outro music

Links for the blogs, individuals, companies and organizations we discussed or mentioned in the show:

Intro – Libsyn, FeedDemon, DopplerRadio, James Cherkoff, Johnnie Moore, Uri Levanon, Podcast Tags, Richard Rowan, Rupert Murdoch, Jon Froda, Lenn Pryor, Robert Scoble, Channel 9,, Stuart Bruce, Caltrain, Daily Telegraph, WiMax, Om Malik, Pew Internet & American Life Project, Washington Post, FCC, Scott Solomon, GM FastLane Blog, Michael Wiley, Andy Beacock, Lee Hopkins, iPressroom.

Features – Slashdot, ZD Net Australia, CNET News, Hostway, Google, Mark Jen, Dan Gillmor, New York Times, Society of Professional Journalists, PubSub, Guardian Unlimited Newsblog, Observer Blog, Ketchumgate, Jay Rosen, Mike Manuel, PR Week.

Short Takes – Creative Commons, Don Crowther’s 101 Public Relations, PR Blog Watch, Constantin Basturea, BL Ochman, Jay Rosen, Frances Flynn Thorsen, Yahoo! News RSS feeds, Forrester Research, iPod, Apple, BBC Radio, Virgin Radio, Podshows, Adam Curry, Podshow, General Motors, Dan Neil, Bob Lutz, GM FastLane Blog, David Kiley,, Miro Pacic, Pontiac G6, GrandAm, Gary Grates.

Outro – PodcastNYC, George Barnett, In the Back Room, For Immediate Release, A Shel of My Former Self, NevOn.

If you have comments or questions about this show, or suggestions for our future shows, email us at, or call the Comment Line at +1 206 984 0931. You can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments, if you wish (max. 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

So, until Monday April 18…

(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)

2 thoughts on “The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #24: April 14, 2005

  1. Thanks for mentioning Podcast Tags, we really appreciate it! If you decide to give it a try and need any assistance, please let me know.
    BTW, listened to your show for the first time, very cool! Subscribed.

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