'Podcast of the Year' and 'Person of the Year in Podcasting' Award Recipients Announced

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Award recipients to be recognized at The Portable Media Expo and Podcasting Conference 2005.

The first recipients of the Podcast of the Year and Person of the Year Awards have been announced by the Portable Media Expo and Podcasting Conference Awards Committee.

Eat Feed, a podcast from creator and host Anne Bramley has received the Podcast of the Year Award. Anne’s unique content mixture of food history and seasonal cooking interviews has earned the podcast a growing and loyal listening audience. As a teenager, Anne ran a baking business out of her mother’s house and later combined her practical experience into an intellectual approach to food. In 2001, she won the Jane Grigson Trust bursary for food studies and is currently finishing her Ph.D. in English at the University of Chicago where she studies Renaissance food and drink while she writes "The Groaning Board" food column for Renaissance Magazine and chocolate reviews at Seventy Percent, a website for chocolate connoisseurs. The Eat Feed podcast can be found at http://www.EatFeed.com.

Doug Kaye, the creator, host and executive producer of the popular technology podcast website IT Conversations, has received the Person of the Year Award. In 2005, in an effort to produce a greater amount of quality content for his listeners, Doug brought together a diverse team of volunteer podcasters to assist in recording, editing and producing audio sessions from technology conferences and events around the country. Team ITC’s podcasts are widely recognized for excellence in both audio quality and depth of content. Doug recently launched an even more ambitious effort to recruit and train volunteer podcasters from around the world to record and produce podcasts from any spoken word event including conferences, lectures and meetings. Through the non-profit “Conversations Network,” Doug’s goal is to record and archive content globally from as many events as possible. Respected among his peers, Doug has done a tremendous amount of work to make a wide variety of quality audio content available via podcasts. IT Conversations can be found at http://www.ITConversations.com.

The Award recipients are chosen by an anonymous committee of podcasters, journalists and opinion leaders. For Podcast of the Year, the committee was asked to choose a podcast having several characteristics including:

a)    a podcast that stays on-topic and provides unique information to a niche audience not widely available elsewhere

b)    a podcast with an informative website and (optionally) quality supporting printed collateral

c)    a podcast with exceptional listener loyalty

For the Person of the Year Award, the committee was asked to choose a recipient having a positive influence on the growth and popularity of podcasting in the previous 12 months.

Both recipients will be recognized for their achievements at the Portable Media Expo and Podcasting Conference 2005 Awards Reception on Friday, November 11th at 5:00pm at the Ontario Marriott. Anne Bramley will also receive a check in the amount of $1,000 as part of the Podcast of the Year Award.

For More Information Contact:

Tim Bourquin

TNC New Media, Inc.



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