World Wide Web Artists Consortium

SIGs: Writer's

SIG Chair

Mary Jo Fahey




6:30 PM

Standard Meeting


Joint Meeting:
Streaming Media SIG and the Writer's SIG
Tuesday, November 13th

(Registration required:

Topic: Streaming News on the Internet

In the days immediately after 9/11, average weekly traffic to the top ten news web sites since increased by an average of nearly 100%. The Internet represents an evolving news medium Americans can access from their desks at work.

In July, 2001, an Arbitron/Edison Media research study found that the percentage of Internet users who have tried streaming media is over 50%.

Our panel of streaming media journalism pioneers will update us to the latest developments in the developing new genre of streamed newscasts on the Internet.

When: November 13, 2001 @ 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Globix Corporation
139 Centre Street


Jon Klein is the President and CEO of The FeedRoom, a network of 47 streaming news video destinations that is the #3 online video news supplier, behind only CNN and MSNBC. The FeedRoom's partners and customers include NBC, Tribune Company, Cisco, Global Crossing, Granite Broadcasting and Journal Broadcasting.

Before founding The FeedRoom, Klein was Executive Vice President of CBS News, where he oversaw the prime-time magazines "60 Minutes" and "48 Hours," the in-house production company and strategic planning. A longtime news and documentary producer at CBS, Klein won multiple Emmy and Peabody Awards and the Columbia-DuPont Silver Baton.


Michael Silberman is Managing Editor, East Coast, for Michael manages all MSNBC on the Internet program production with NBC News and MSNBC Cable. Based in Secaucus, N.J., Silberman oversees coordination with NBC's worldwide news gathering operation, the production of content and the integration of Internet, network and cable programming on all three platforms. In addition, he directs MSNBC's broadband and interactive television content development and strategy, including original Webcast programming, and manages the development of's Internet content applications.

Randy Stearns is Director of Integration and Special Projects, As director of integration and special projects for, the number one broadcast news Website, Stearns is responsible for managing collaboration between the site and the various ABCNEWS broadcasts -- Good Morning America, World News Tonight, Nightline, 20/20, Primetime and This Week. He helps coordinate special editorial projects such as Chris Wallace's Internet Expose and works with other managers to expand's audience and reach.

The Writer's SIG was founded by Robin Schatz and Marc Perton in 1996 for writers in Internet related fields including news, marketing, entertainment and education. The SIG is now led by Mary Jo Fahey. You don't have to be a writer (or even an online writer) to join.

The Writer's SIG maintains an e-mail discussion list, to which you are invited to subscribe by sending a message to <>

About the SIG Leader

Mary Jo Fahey is an industry evangelist, consultant and technical writer. She has been a guest lecturer at events sponsored by the Association for Publication Design, The Graphic Artist's Guild, Barnes and Noble, Chemical Bank, Columbia University, NYU, Cooper Union and PC Expo. She has written four books on Web Design including a book on Web 3D and ran the New York VRML SIG for three years. Her articles have appeared in PC Computing, Cablevision, 3D Artist, Web Techiniques, Marketing News, Marketing Tools, HomePC, HOW, Digital Producer, and Step-By-Step Graphics Magazines.