Here we are, sliding one more issue in before Thanksgiving, with seasonally appropriate content to boot. Bill Lueders offers us the first-person account "To Kill a Turkey," which, if you are planning to dine on said bird on The Day, I recommend you read after the fact.
I, however, would like to change the topic completely and get you caught up on the latest development on TDP - the Isthmus website TheDailyPage.com. As of last Thursday, we've added video on the home page. We've had video features from time to time in various places on the site, but we were motivated to give it a stable, prominent place since we've had the good fortune to fall in with some real video professionals.
Katy Sai and Jay Olsen had four decades of experience between them at WISC-TV, not to mention other places, when they decided to strike out and explore the future of television. A lot of folks say that future is on the Internet, and Sai and Olsen are out to prove it. We are happy to announce a partnership between their enterprise, StoryBridge.tv, and TDP.
The plan is for The Daily Page to host two short video pieces a week under the title the "Katy Chronicles." They are only a minute or two in length, but Sai, the ebullient on-screen talent who is one of Madison's Favorites, according to our annual poll, and Olsen, the accomplished videographer, can tell a pretty good story in that period of time. Enough so that you want to see more, which is the whole point of featuring them on our site and why they are partnering with us. You can get more at their StoryBridge site.
Something tells Sai and Olsen that the time is right for new media. But no one has told them how to make money at it. "We're journalists, not businesspeople," says Sai. It's our good fortune they decided to build the bridge and worry about the tolls as time goes on. As a matter of fact, they do have a plan of sorts. Your group or business can sponsor a video production either for the public good or commercial reasons. StoreyBridge has already been to Peru to report on local artisans at the behest of Fair Indigo, an importer of goods from that country. TomoTherapy Inc., a local concern, sponsored the report "Myeloma Mobile," an inspiring, informational tale about surviving a deadly form of cancer.
The "Katy Chronicles" aren't all you'll be able to see on TDPVideo; right now you can also catch interviews with the three bands that played the Madison Music Project show in October. We expect to do other video projects in the future. You will be happy to know, though, that we have no video of Bill Lueders killing a turkey.