I’m sure I’m not the one to break the news…. but “Pajamas Media” has been officially re-launched as Open Source Media. The launch conference has begun at the 65th Floor of 30 Rockefeller Center in the famous Rainbow Room. The day-long conference is being streamed live via audio at the OSM site. (LIVE STREAM AUDIO LINK)
I’ll be liveblogging throughout the day by expanding this post so as to keep the OSM link with audio at the top.
During the breakfast reception, I was able to meet some of the big names of the blogosphere including the King himself, Glenn Reynolds. I thanked Glenn for his support of our blog from the very first week. He is a very nice and approachable guy and I was thrilled to have met him first thing.
10:37 AM – Here are the first pictures from the OSM Launch meeting.
Charles Johnson of LittleGreenFootballs gives a site review
of the new OSM website for the assembled group.
11:11 AM – The fashion-themed panel — “Are Blogs The New Black?” — is coming to a close. The mysterious fashion blogger, The Manolo, joined the panel via conference call with a deep and faux Italian accent. I was distracted from all of the shoe talk for a while by this breaking news item…
11:25 AM – The political panel, “Gonzo to Blogs: Who Is a Journalist in 2005?”, has begun. Panelists include MSM journalist/bloggers David Corn, Larry Kudlow, John Podhertz and Claudia Rosett. Richard Fernandez of the Belmont Club (and OSM editorial board member) rounds out the group.
11:42AM – The political panel is interesting although I’m finding myself distracted, ironically, by reading the latest news/opinion in the blogosphere. There’s an interesting dialogue about the “free reign” that bloggers have versus the MSM. David Corn of The Nation was whining about some top-secret CIA info he got on the Niger yellowcake story and getting scooped by a blogger while he was trying to confirm the story through official channels.