Regular readers of this blog may well have noticed a small change in the last week or so – the blog has moved. As part of the launch of the new dalet.com, we have also merged the AmberFin and Dalet blogs to a single new location.
This got me thinking about how the blog got started, what we wanted to do with it and how those plans have evolved. Since the first post, the blog has grown massively in terms of followers, posts and even the number and breadth of knowledge of the contributors. What hasn’t changed is the intention.
Our motivation for launching the blog was simple: “The rate of technological change in the broadcast and film markets continues unabated yet nobody has the time or resources to train their employees. As a result there is a real need for people to educate themselves to keep up to date in their current role and to advance their career.”
Since the blog launched, a number of industry organizations have done a great job in formalizing their educational and training programs and making courses available to businesses and individuals, but that statement and motivation still stands true today. When we say we want to help educate technology professionals in the broadcast and film market, we mean it.
As this “mini re-launch” of our blog coincides with our planning for 2015, we are looking at how we can do even more to support that goal. Here are our ideas so far:
- More contributors. Not just more, but contributors from all areas of the industry. Starting in the new year, we will be inviting end users, our partners and other independent industry professionals to bring their expertise to the blog – expanding the breadth and depth of knowledge we are able to provide.
- Regional views. While all media organizations face broadly the same challenges, there are undoubtedly some variations across the globe. Dalet has 18 offices worldwide offering unique insights into localized issues, solutions and opportunities – we’ll be exploring some of those viewpoints and looking at how they might benefit the global market.
- Reader interaction. Education should be interactive, and we have a number of initiatives in the works to enable this, starting now with suggestions for blog topics. If there’s a topic you’d like us cover in this blog, contact us or tweet your idea with #DaletBlog.