Video podcasting has its uses. In my podcast, I talked to Jake Sandvick, president of SMAC, about what’s going on in Eppley in the month of April. It was short and simple, and I could definitely see SMAC doing something like that every month if they wanted to. I don’t think a lot of students see that side of campus very often, and it would give the music department a little more publicity–one of SMAC’s goals.
Video podcasting would be the best way to send a message like that. Where else could the music department get that kind of publicity and get two or three minutes of uninterrupted time to say whatever they want? Perhaps I could have sat down with Jake during a basketball game half-time. But that’s about it. Video podcasting gave me a lot of control over the finished product and, if this were posted somewhere on Morningside’s website, I think it would be a great way to give students a heads-up about what’s going on.