[Air-L] Arkansas reporter

Bobby Ampezzan bampezzan at arkansasonline.com
Fri Apr 9 07:19:11 PDT 2010

Hello, Internet researchers,

I'm a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. I'm working on a  
long, feature (as opposed to "investigative") story about how things  
get on the Internet and then stay there, long after the person who  
posted it intended it to be valuable or relevant. Specifically, there  
are three examples of something called "That One Show" -- amateur  
serial video produced by college / high school kids. One is defunct,  
another is long defunct but now has a Facebook following, and another  
is current but VERY low-budget and only interesting to the small  
group of high school friends the show is intended for.

My question to Internet researchers is this, what is the fallout of  
creative projects when the creativity ceases but the material lives  
forever? Are there any cases that have received attention of people  
doing creative stuff on the Internet several years ago only to have  
it brought out in a criminal case or a job screening? Were there any  
academic studies following the Lonelygirl event, and has anyone  
looked recently to see if she's profited from it? Are there any  
theories about how there's functionally no screening process for  
creativity, the way publishing houses or talent agents used to screen  
for books / television shows?

This will be a cover for our Style section.

Bobby Ampezzan
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
and Arkansas Life magazine
121 East Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, AR   72201
(501) 378-3536
bampezzan at arkansasonline.com

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