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Beleaguered media professionals of New York, take heart. Eight initiatives to promote innovation,
attract new media businesses and help traditional-media workers transition to jobs in the digital
sector are on the way.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the initiatives Tuesday at IAC headquarters on Manhattan\u2019s
West Side. They grew out of MediaNYC 2020, a program that convened media and technology
executives with university and government officials in recent months to develop strategies for the
At a briefing last week to introduce the initiatives to reporters, officials of the New York City Economic
Development Corp. pointed out that New York\u2019s biggest media industries, like publishing and
television, are projected to claim less and less of consumers\u2019 time every year through 2012.
\u201cNew York City is the media capital of the world, but\u2014with the industry undergoing profound changes \u2014it\u2019s incumbent on us to take steps now to capitalize on growth opportunities and ensure we remain an industry leader,\u201d Mr. Bloomberg said in a statement.
One initiative calls for the creation of NYC Media Lab, which would be similar to media labs at
Stanford University and MIT. The goal will be to bring together academic researchers and corporate
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The city will also launch a media \u201cfreelancer hive\u201d at 55 Broad St., in partnership with the Downtown Alliance. A 5,000-square-foot space will be fitted to provide short-term workspace for 50 digital media freelancers.
\u201cThere\u2019s a general goal of increasing entrepreneurship,\u201d said Seth Pinsky, president of the EDC,
discussing the programs at last week\u2019s briefing. He put the total price for the initiatives at $1.5 million
over the next several years, noting that the city has kept costs down by partnering with businesses.
Among the other initiatives are a media tech bond program, which will provide tax-exempt financing for media and technology companies, and a media and tech fellowship to be awarded to 20 \u201crising star\u201d entrepreneurs every year.
In addition, there will be an \u201cNYC BigApps Competition,\u201d for New York companies that create digital applications that use city data; and a focus on international and domestic recruitment, to encourage emerging companies to headquarter here.
The economy will emerge from the recession in the second half of the year, but growth will be a tepid 2% in 2010, a survey of 23 leading economists byBNA found. By comparison, the U.S. economy grew an average of 3.1% a year between 1995 and 2004.
Thus, most consumers won\u2019t recognize the end of the recession until the middle or latter part of 2010. The economists don\u2019t expect the Federal Reserve to ease its monetary policy until next year, when the Fed funds rate will reach 1%. They also said that the glut of housing inventory is beginning to ease.
This has been the mildest summer in many years and that offers increased opportunities for outdoor
activities. Networking should surely be at the top of your activity list as there are so many places,
events, and times that you can be amongst throngs of people. Job search has increasingly become
a numbers game that has only been made more acute by the added volume of job seekers. There
are many new studies that show the value of upping your networking contacts because everyone
else is also upping theirs. Other observations from the media include the fact that more people are
staying close to home for their personal time away from work (stay-cations) and then keeping track of
what\u2019s going on at the office even when they\u2019re supposed to be on down time. Again, this offers the
enhanced prospect of making that critical contact during the summer months when normally things
would be slower due to the difficulty of finding the necessary introduction based on his/her vacation
travel. Whenever, wherever, and whatever should be your buzz words for acting out the boy scout
motto, \u201cBe prepared\u201d\u2026
"Surviving Corporate America"; Tuesdays, 1 p.m.; people of various professions are brought together to debate how to break through the elements for finding work; paid pre-registration required; call for locations and further information.
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