Xpress-rated: Video sneak peek at the Dec. 17 issue

Here’s a video preview of the Dec. 17 edition of the Mountain Xpress.

This week’s issue features a cover story looking at the impact that the Internet is having on local print publications. Xpress surveyed eight print-news outlets in Buncombe County (including our own). We asked a dozen questions, ranging from a simple request for each outlet’s Web address to an overview of its online content to the big question: How has the Web changed your mission?

On the arts and entertainment front, look for stories about the big year that Asheville musician Tyler Ramsey has had, as well as a story about an upcoming benefit concert and CD release by local favorite Billy Jonas. You’ll also see our regular features, including the Edgy Mama parenting column, Ken Hanke’s movie reviews, News of the Weird and the third installment of our Holiday Central guide to all the season has to offer.

— Jason Sandford, multimedia editor



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9 thoughts on “Xpress-rated: Video sneak peek at the Dec. 17 issue

  1. Jeff Fobes

    You go, Margaret. Who’da thunk it back in the ’90s, that you’d return for another round, this time with the Internet taking the media to new territory.

    Out with the old broadcast-only media (print or radio/TV), and in with the new, interactive, networked media; grassroots media!

  2. Margaret Williams

    Microphones?! Is that a new invention?!

    Yes, never thought I’d be on camera and giving very clear evidence of my Southern accent! Maybe that’s they mean by grassroots? (tho someone in California who viewed the sneak preview says it’s a cute accent).

  3. yes, microphone, Margaret:

    an instrument whereby sound waves are caused to generate or modulate an electric current usually for the purpose of transmitting or recording sound (as speech or music)

    and something that MountainX should invest in. ;-)

    as I keep pointing out and have personally demonstrated the utility of twice for FREE to MountainX:

    see: “MountainX Preview” http://urtvforums.org/index.php/topic,1003.0.html


    “Republican Party Party” http://urtvforums.org/index.php/topic,1003.0.html

    good sound makes all the difference and it’s so easy to achieve.

  4. Margaret Williams

    Ah. A good mike would help. But it won’t change my accent.

  5. Piffy!

    You guys should really do the next video vocals all through a vocoder.

  6. Jeff Fobes

    I was astonished to learn that our $400 video camera, which has a few bells and one whistle, has no input for external microphone or line-level in. What were they thinking?

    Our next strategy, as yet unimplemented, is to set up a remote mike (proximal to the person talking), which feed an amp, and then be output via a speaker that’s duct-taped to our camera’s internal mic. I think it’ll work, but our IT department remains unconvinced.

  7. Margaret Williams


    Do I need to lend Xpress my, ahem, more modern video cam? I’ll check, but maybe it has an external mic connection.

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