Articles by Michael De Bonis

Making Change on YouTube

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Interesting story from APM’s Marketplace on how people are making serious money on YouTube.  Who knew “David after Dentist” was making six figures? (more…)

Getting Cheap Nutty Nasty Campaign Ads to go VIRAL

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Interesting piece from NYT’s about the ads running in California… (more…)

How to Report the News

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Another laugh from our friends across the pond. This is a bit old but “spot on” as they say. Writer/host Charlie Booker satirizes the visual language of television reporting. Are these industry standards stale or just plain effective?

Lazy journalism spreads obvious fabrication

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Comedian/writer Robert Popper made a prank phone call to a call-in show and spun a yarn about British PM Gordon Brown having a tantrum and throwing a tangerine. The “story” then spread like mold on strawberries. His account of events is funny and worth a read. There is just no excuse for this!

Making It Happen

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Great Ideas… We all have them and it feels great to have a great idea. There is a momentary high that feels almost as good as having actually accomplished something. This is a dangerous feeling. I say this because having an idea is the easy part. Delivering on that idea is difficult. (more…)

Veteran Journalists Advise n00bs

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

I finally took a look at the YouTube Reporter’s Center, “a new resource to help you learn more about how to report the news.” The site features tutorials from giants in the field and is meant for aspiring citizen journalists. The videos range from interesting and informative to somewhat laughable. (more…)