Television and Newspaper Breakups & 2014 Innovation Arizona Summit & Hazel and Violet Ink

Television and Newspaper Breakups & 2014 Innovation Arizona Summit & Hazel and Violet Ink


17:17:55:03>>>Coming up next on “Arizona
17:30:11:27 Horizon,” the parent company of 17:30:14:12 two major local media outlets
is 17:30:16:21 splitting up its broadcast and
17:30:18:21 newspaper holdings. 17:30:20:09>>>An upcoming event looks to
17:30:21:21 focus on the life cycle of 17:30:23:24 innovation.
17:30:24:06>>And we’ll see how old 17:30:25:09 technology is being used to
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17:30:43:12 I’m Ted Simons. 17:30:44:15>>>The Gannett Company is the
17:30:46:06 latest media giant to announce 17:30:48:03 that it will separate its
17:30:49:12 television and newspaper 17:30:50:09 holdings.
17:30:51:03 Among Gannett’s holdings are 17:30:52:21 “The Arizona Republic” and local
17:30:54:09 NBC affiliate KPNX-TV. 17:30:56:21 Joining us now to discuss the
17:30:57:24 move is Micheline Maynard, 17:30:59:06 director of ASU’s Reynolds
17:31:00:12 National Center for Business 17:31:00:12 Journalism.
17:31:03:15 Good to have you here. 17:31:04:15 Thanks for joining us.
17:31:05:09>>Thank you, Ted. 17:31:06:03>>What exactly did Gannett do?
17:31:08:06>>So what Gannett did is what 17:31:10:03 other major media owners are
17:31:12:03 doing. 17:31:12:15 It has split its broadcast
17:31:14:12 properties from its publishing 17:31:16:03 properties.
17:31:16:12 I actually worked at “USA Today” 17:31:18:00 back in the 1990s, and while I
17:31:20:03 was there, they were acquiring 17:31:21:18 broadcast properties, and they
17:31:22:24 basically said the future would 17:31:23:27 be as a company with this mixed
17:31:26:12 kind of ownership. 17:31:27:24 Now they’ve decided to join
17:31:29:06 other companies like tribune, 17:31:30:27 like time warner, and basically
17:31:33:00 say, we’ll put the publishing 17:31:34:18 properties on their own and
17:31:35:18 we’ll put broadcast on their 17:31:36:21 own.
17:31:37:06>>So why are they doing this? 17:31:39:00>>Well, first of all,
17:31:40:06 publishing has been a drag on 17:31:42:06 earnings on the money that eL
17:31:44:15 the company earn. 17:31:46:00 They earn their money in two
17:31:47:15 ways — 17:31:48:12 Essentially broadcast revenue,
17:31:49:12 and they had earned it in print 17:31:51:00 revenue in advertising revenue,
17:31:52:09 but that’s been dropping as 17:31:54:00 we’ve seen the newspaper
17:31:55:27 business suffer. 17:31:56:24 And so essentially the feeling
17:31:58:12 at Gannett is, let’s put 17:31:59:24 publishing on its own and see
17:32:01:15 how it does. 17:32:02:09>>And it sounds as though as
17:32:03:12 far as the business deal is 17:32:04:21 concerned, what they’re going
to 17:32:06:00 do is basically put all the
17:32:07:15 existing debt over to broadcast 17:32:09:27 and get kind of print off to a
17:32:11:24 brand-new start. 17:32:12:18>>Right.
17:32:12:27 And that’s very unusual, because 17:32:14:21 the other companies doing this,
17:32:16:03 like tribune company, which is 17:32:17:12 the owner of the Chicago
17:32:18:24 tribune, they do have debt going 17:32:21:06 with them.
17:32:21:21 And time Inc., when it split off 17:32:23:18 from time warner, had debt go
17:32:25:12 with it. 17:32:25:21 This is a pretty unusual
17:32:27:03 opportunity for Gannett to start 17:32:28:27 a debt-free company.
17:32:30:18>>Why do you think they’re 17:32:31:12 doing that?
17:32:32:18 Was the debt that bad? 17:32:33:27>>It wasn’t that bad, but it’s
17:32:35:15 to give them best chance. 17:32:36:27 The broadcast side, produce
17:32:38:24 revenue, there’s tons of revenue 17:32:40:21 opportunities on broadcast, and
17:32:42:12 in fact they bought all of a big 17:32:44:06 website called cars.com.
17:32:46:15 And put it with the broadcast 17:32:48:06 properties, which is pretty
17:32:49:18 controversial, a lot of folks 17:32:50:24 thought they would put it with
17:32:52:06 publishing. 17:32:52:24 But instead they want anything
17:32:54:12 that’s electronic, I guess, to 17:32:56:12 go with the broadcast side, and
17:32:58:03 leave the traditional publishing 17:32:59:09 on its own.
17:33:00:00>>And they did the same with 17:33:01:06 careerbuilder.com as well.
17:33:02:27>>Exactly. 17:33:03:12 They put that in with broadcast,
17:33:05:09 which is unusual, because 17:33:06:12 there’s a lot of data involved
17:33:07:24 in both of those websites, and 17:33:09:12 you would think that would
17:33:10:09 naturally flow to publishing, 17:33:12:18 but instead they’re just going
17:33:14:03 to have publishing and have 17:33:15:15 anything else electronic on the
17:33:17:00 other side. 17:33:17:18>>You could argue both of those
17:33:19:15 websites have a great deal to do
17:33:21:06 with fag print ad revenues. 17:33:22:24>>They do.
17:33:23:15 In fact, I think cars.com is one 17:33:24:27 of the sites a lot of people
17:33:26:00 talk about when they say why 17:33:27:09 aren’t there ads in the papers
17:33:29:00 anymore for automobile sales. 17:33:31:24 And it’s because so people shop
17:33:33:00 online. 17:33:33:24>>So with the print side, with
17:33:35:12 no debt starting from ground 17:33:37:21 zero, are they going to hire
17:33:39:06 more reporters R. they going to 17:33:41:00 gobble up other newspapers?
17:33:42:09 What’s going to happen? 17:33:43:15>>We always have heard Gannett
17:33:44:27 talk about the newspaper of the 17:33:46:15 future.
17:33:46:27 And when I worked at “USA Today” 17:33:48:15 it was considered the newspaper
17:33:50:12 of the future. 17:33:51:09 And a lot of the Gannett
17:33:53:00 newsrooms have already organized 17:33:54:21 around multimedia website and
17:33:57:18 print model. 17:33:58:15 What we saw this week in
17:34:00:09 Tennessee at the national 17:34:01:18 Tennessean is that everybody has
17:34:03:24 to reapply for their jobs, their 17:34:05:27 jobs are being redesigned, and
17:34:07:27 they’re actually adding some new 17:34:09:18 job categories there.
17:34:11:06 So everyone is looking at the 17:34:12:24 Tennessean as maybe the model
17:34:14:06 for what happens to the other 17:34:15:21 publications.
17:34:16:18>>and it seems as though even 17:34:18:06 though you’re a newspaper,
17:34:19:06 quote, quote, a print newspaper, 17:34:21:18 so folks now get their newspaper
17:34:23:18 online. 17:34:25:09 Is there that much of a
17:34:26:12 separation between broadcast, 17:34:27:27 digital, and quote, unquote,
17:34:30:18 print? 17:34:31:03>>I would like to think the
17:34:32:09 students that I’ve taught here 17:34:34:12 at Cronkite have equal skills.
17:34:37:21 That the broadcast students can 17:34:38:27 write as well as the print
17:34:40:06 people and the print people can 17:34:41:12 write as well as the broadcast
17:34:42:21 people. 17:34:43:03 But I think the —
17:34:44:21 For a lot of the print folks 17:34:46:21 they’ve spent years writing so
I 17:34:48:21 think they would feel superior
17:34:50:18 to the writing skills broadcast, 17:34:52:21 but you’re correct, when news
17:34:55:00 breaks, you will go to the news 17:34:56:27 organization that you trust.
17:34:58:18 It might be a broadcast station, 17:35:00:12 it might be print, it might be
17:35:02:15 something that isn’t broadcast 17:35:04:06 or printed, it might be just an
17:35:07:03 online website. 17:35:08:12 So everybody has to fight for
an 17:35:09:15 audience.
17:35:10:24>>With that in mind, the impact 17:35:12:27 on shareholder value, what are
17:35:14:21 we looking at there? 17:35:16:00>>So on the side of the
17:35:18:00 publishing side, it’s starting 17:35:19:12 debt-free which is super
17:35:20:21 important. 17:35:21:03 Because these other publishing
17:35:23:24 entities are not starting 17:35:24:24 debt-free and it would be more
17:35:26:12 likely that tribune, or time 17:35:29:00 would be selling properties than
17:35:31:15 Gannett at this moment in time. 17:35:33:24 The Gannett folks think it’s an
17:35:36:00 opportunity to buy some 17:35:36:27 properties because there are
17:35:38:21 some regulations — 17:35:39:27 Federal regulations that keep
17:35:41:21 you from purchasing community 17:35:43:21 assets if you own broadcasting.
17:35:46:06 Now the broadcasting is off on 17:35:49:03 its own, if you’re “The Arizona
17:35:50:21 Republic” and wanted to buy 17:35:53:00 community newspapers across
17:35:54:15 Arizona, you could do that, in 17:35:56:18 the old days you might not be
17:35:58:06 allowed to do that. 17:35:59:06>>I didn’t think those
17:36:00:00 regulation were still in place. 17:36:01:27 They still are?
17:36:04:00>>There are still limits on 17:36:05:12 owning too many properties in
17:36:07:00 one community. 17:36:07:21 And Gannett absolutely sees this
17:36:09:03 as a purchasing opportunity for 17:36:10:24 the publishing side.
17:36:13:06>>And I understand debt-free, 17:36:15:03 let’s make changes, you say
17:36:17:09 changes are already happening in
17:36:19:12 Tennessee, maybe you hire more 17:36:20:18 reporters, maybe you gobble up
17:36:22:09 other newspapers. 17:36:22:27 But if you still —
17:36:24:03 The print side still is 17:36:25:24 problematic.
17:36:26:27>>Absolutely. 17:36:27:24 So print revenue, if you look
at 17:36:29:21 where it’s come from,
17:36:30:27 traditionally the printed 17:36:32:15 publication has grown the most.
17:36:35:09 It’s provided the most revenue. 17:36:37:00 Digital advertising is very —
17:36:39:03 It’s very hard to get real 17:36:41:00 dollars from that.
17:36:41:24 And so it’s going to mean 17:36:43:27 efficiency, it’s going to mean
17:36:45:21 working those young reporters 17:36:47:09 probably harder than I had to
17:36:48:27 work at the beginning of my 17:36:50:03 career, and they’re going to be
17:36:51:21 looking at every dime and nickel 17:36:53:12 that’s being spent on publishing
17:36:54:27 side. 17:36:56:03>>With Gannett as an example,
17:36:57:09 but all these companies, 17:36:58:09 broadcast, digital, you got your
17:36:59:27 print side, supposed to be 17:37:01:03 separate entities, but you know,
17:37:03:18 certainly symbiotic in some 17:37:05:12 sense —
17:37:05:27 How much competition goes — 17:37:07:03 What happens to journalism?
17:37:08:24>>I think first of all the 17:37:10:00 Gannett —
17:37:10:21 The Gannett — 17:37:11:24 Former Gannett TV stations and
17:37:13:12 the Gannett publications 17:37:14:21 probably will still do some
17:37:16:09 collaboration. 17:37:17:18 So you will still see “Arizona
17:37:19:00 Republic” reporters appearing on
17:37:21:27 TV here. 17:37:22:21 What I think it does to
17:37:24:03 journalism is basically say, 17:37:26:00 it’s funny, because as teachers
17:37:28:00 of journalism we’re teaching 17:37:29:15 everybody to be able to do
17:37:30:24 everything. 17:37:31:18 As these public —
17:37:32:27 As these companies are 17:37:34:09 splitting.
17:37:34:24 And I don’t think you have to 17:37:36:00 choose, but I think you have to
17:37:38:00 make a bet on your future, is 17:37:40:15 broadcast better for you than
17:37:42:27 print is for you. 17:37:44:03 And that’s going to cause a lot
17:37:45:12 of journalism students maybe 17:37:47:03 some sleepless nights.
17:37:49:00>>And once they get on the 17:37:50:03 print side they may have more
17:37:51:27 sleepless nights unless they 17:37:53:21 figure out that revenue thing.
17:37:54:27>>That’s right, but IH you have 17:37:56:18 to remember we have lost a lot
17:37:58:15 of newspapers in this country, 17:37:59:27 but maybe we’re down to what
17:38:01:06 we’re going to lose. 17:38:02:12 So I’m hoping —
17:38:03:24 I am optimistic, I’m hoping the 17:38:06:09 surviving newspapers in the
17:38:07:27 markets are strong enough that 17:38:10:03 maybe as a single newspaper they
17:38:12:06 can be strong in that particular 17:38:15:09 market.
17:38:15:24 I don’t think every town in 17:38:17:15 America will have a newspaper
17:38:18:12 anymore, maybe not every big 17:38:20:09 city, but the ones that hang on
17:38:22:15 will be stronger than they might 17:38:24:00 have been without the
17:38:24:27 competition. 17:38:25:24>>And that’s a good point,
17:38:27:00 because it makes me think of the 17:38:28:03 idea of these media giants,
17:38:29:27 they’re on the web, and they’re 17:38:31:06 competing with everything from
17:38:32:18 blogs, to other websites, and 17:38:34:09 these sorts —
17:38:35:06 Will the media giants still be 17:38:37:15 giants online?
17:38:39:09>>That is a very good question. 17:38:41:00 And I’ve written for “Time”
17:38:42:09 magazine, and “Time” magazine 17:38:44:12 the magazine itself is a very
17:38:46:24 elite product now. 17:38:48:09 But time.com is updating every
17:38:51:24 single hour of the day. 17:38:53:12 So there’s still opportunities
17:38:55:03 to do the old style printed 17:38:57:24 reporting, but you better be
17:38:59:24 able to do the online reporting 17:39:01:15 as well.
17:39:02:15>>Indeed. 17:39:03:18 So the future of print
17:39:05:00 newspapers, still there, but 17:39:08:00 still rocky?
17:39:08:27>>Yeah, there’s some people 17:39:09:24 that are very pessimistic and
17:39:11:15 think we’ll be losing a lot more 17:39:12:27 publications.
17:39:13:21 I don’t tend to share that. 17:39:15:09 I think there will be markets
17:39:16:21 like Chicago, where you have the 17:39:18:15 tribune and the sun times,
17:39:20:06 neither of which are 17:39:21:09 particularly are shall strong,
17:39:22:24 where you probably will see one 17:39:24:18 of them go out.
17:39:25:27 Will we have Chicago with no 17:39:27:12 newspaper?
17:39:27:27 I don’t think so. 17:39:28:24 I think somebody will survive.
17:39:30:21>>So — 17:39:31:15 And you did mention earlier some
17:39:32:27 of these cities may not have a 17:39:34:21 newspaper, and these could be
17:39:36:00 relatively large cities W that 17:39:37:24 in mind, overall, everything
17:39:39:06 we’ve talked about, the impact 17:39:40:21 on journalism, the impact on
17:39:43:03 society. 17:39:44:03>>Sure.
17:39:44:24 So we grew up in a society where 17:39:47:21 the —
17:39:48:12 Everybody pulled the newspaper 17:39:49:18 in from the front door.
17:39:51:21 My nephews are growing up in a 17:39:53:09 society where all they have to
17:39:55:12 do is look on their phone, and 17:39:59:03 there is a newspaper, might not
17:40:01:18 be a publication with a name, it
17:40:03:18 might be headlines they pull 17:40:05:03 together.
17:40:05:09 The future will probably be a 17:40:07:03 smaller part of printed, a
17:40:08:24 bigger part of digital and maybe 17:40:10:09 some delivery system we don’t
17:40:11:18 know about yet. 17:40:13:00>>Again, as far as society is
17:40:14:15 concerned, good for society, or 17:40:16:09 are we losing the ability to get
17:40:19:12 information — 17:40:20:06>>you know, I’ve traveled a lot
17:40:21:21 in Europe, and a number of 17:40:22:27 European cities have 10, 15, 20
17:40:25:24 newspapers. 17:40:26:15 So you get a lot more coming at
17:40:29:09 you. 17:40:30:00 But you’re still going to
17:40:31:09 choose. 17:40:31:21 I don’t have 10 different cereal
17:40:33:27 in your house, you probably have 17:40:35:21 shredded wheat and cheerios and
17:40:37:06 maybe one other kind, so I think 17:40:39:03 choice is great, but I think in
17:40:41:09 terms of society, we still want 17:40:42:27 to gravitate to the news that
17:40:45:06 fits our needs the best. 17:40:46:24>>All right.
17:40:47:06 Brave new world out there. 17:40:48:09 Good to have you here.
17:40:49:09>>Thank you so much, Ted, it’s 17:40:50:24 a pleasure.
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17:42:21:21 technology and innovation looks 17:42:24:15 at the 2014 Innovation Arizona
17:42:26:12 summit, which is next week in 17:42:29:00 Scottsdale.
17:42:29:12 It will slower the life cycle 17:42:30:27 from innovation.
17:42:33:03 Here to tell us more about 17:42:34:18 Jeremy Babendure, executive
17:42:35:12 director of the Arizona Scitech 17:42:37:12 Festival, and Robert green, CEO
17:42:39:15 of EndoVantage, a Scottsdale 17:42:41:00 medical testing firm.
17:42:42:09 Good to have you here thanks for 17:42:44:09 joining us.
17:42:45:15 Jeremy, talk about the SciTech 17:42:48:27 festival, talk about this
17:42:50:27 innovation Arizona summit. 17:42:52:24>>This is a very unique pilot
17:42:54:21 about ways to bring an 17:42:55:24 entrepreneurship community
17:42:57:06 together with the science and 17:42:58:24 technology, a stem-based
17:43:00:06 community. 17:43:00:18 The idea is to figure out how
to 17:43:02:15 build ideas around innovation
17:43:04:21 and spark ways to get kids more 17:43:06:15 excited about getting in the
17:43:07:21 entrepreneurship, to get the 17:43:09:09 entrepreneurship to work with
17:43:10:21 the investors and pull it 17:43:11:27 together into a large-scale
17:43:13:00 conference. 17:43:13:21>>When you see thin ovation
17:43:17:06 summit, what are you hoping 17:43:18:21 happens?
17:43:19:03>>It’s the networking 17:43:19:27 opportunity of the year.
17:43:20:21 All of the people involved in 17:43:21:24 entrepreneurship will be there,
17:43:23:09 there will be great session, 17:43:24:24 great learning opportunities A.
17:43:25:27 very exciting event. 17:43:27:12>>The focus, this life cycle
of 17:43:30:03 innovation.
17:43:30:18 What does that mean? 17:43:32:09>>Innovation is really tough.
17:43:33:24 Think about it. 17:43:34:12 You start off with an idea, you
17:43:36:00 want to grow it into a business, 17:43:37:12 but for the idea you have
17:43:38:24 nothing. 17:43:39:06 You don’t have an office, you
17:43:41:06 don’t have furniture, you don’t 17:43:42:06 have computers, you don’t have
a 17:43:43:09 copy machine.
17:43:44:00 You have to build all of that 17:43:45:06 together.
17:43:45:21 Arizona is now one of the 17:43:46:18 leading states in providing
17:43:47:24 resources for small companies to
17:43:49:15 do that. 17:43:50:03 We have incubators down in
17:43:51:18 Tucson, up to Flagstaff. 17:43:53:21>>And as far as this
17:43:54:27 inspiration to 17:43:56:21 commercialization, it really is
17:43:58:06 a process, and it’s quite 17:44:00:12 involved.
17:44:01:09>>It’s pretty unique. 17:44:02:12 We have —
17:44:03:09 So in terms of the conference 17:44:04:12 itself, it brings together a
17:44:06:03 collaboration with the Arizona 17:44:07:03 commerce authority, the MIT
17:44:08:24 enterprise forum, and the 17:44:10:18 Arizona Scitech Festival.
17:44:11:09 So it covers that whole cycle. 17:44:13:18 There’s several —
17:44:14:12 There’s about 20 sessions. 17:44:16:06 One thing that’s cool, we have
a 17:44:18:00 keynote that’s a 14-year-old
17:44:19:24 entrepreneur. 17:44:20:06 He has a session.
17:44:26:24 He has the southeast most 17:44:28:15 watched TedX talk with over
17:44:30:03 5 million hits. 17:44:31:00>>You’re kidding.
17:44:31:24>>No. 17:44:32:12 So he really has this profound
17:44:34:15 impact globally and we’re 17:44:35:27 bringing him here to be a
17:44:37:06 keynote. 17:44:37:21>>As far as networking, I know
17:44:39:12 that was mentioned earlier, what 17:44:40:27 are some of these opportunities?
17:44:42:03 How does that work? 17:44:43:18>>Well, in one room you’ll have
17:44:45:21 investors, entrepreneurs, 17:44:47:18 inventors, accountants, lawyers,
17:44:50:12 all of the resources a company 17:44:51:18 would need will be having an
17:44:53:12 opportunity to meet them, both 17:44:54:24 on the floor of the exhibit hall
17:44:57:03 and in the informational 17:44:58:06 sessions that will be pretty
17:44:59:18 exciting. 17:45:00:03>>as far as networking, when
17:45:01:09 you were an entrepreneur, a lot 17:45:02:18 of lone wolves out there, lone
17:45:04:15 eagles, if you will. 17:45:05:15 Just getting around other
17:45:07:09 like-minded people has to be a 17:45:08:24 good thing.
17:45:09:12>>Absolutely. 17:45:09:24 And so there’s the session, for
17:45:11:09 example, called meet the 17:45:13:27 innovation challenge winners.
17:45:15:09 There’s an opportunity to learn 17:45:16:06 from people like bob and there’s
17:45:18:18 another company that looks at 17:45:20:12 the space exploration, and a way
17:45:23:27 to look at what they do to learn 17:45:25:18 from other entrepreneurs about
17:45:26:18 the processes they take. 17:45:28:00>>Sounds like one of the
17:45:28:24 discussions is applying science 17:45:30:24 and technology in the workplace,
17:45:32:27 and in the work force. 17:45:34:15 That’s still a developing trend
17:45:35:24 I would imagine. 17:45:36:15>>Absolutely.
17:45:37:06 We’re in a knowledge-based 17:45:38:24 economy now, we need people with
17:45:40:24 technical skills. 17:45:42:00 Both to come up with the
17:45:43:00 invention and also to 17:45:44:03 commercialize and develop them.
17:45:45:15>>And as far as teaching folks, 17:45:47:18 what do you see out there?
17:45:48:24 I know there’s integrating 17:45:52:00 steam, science, technology,
17:45:53:27 engineering, arts, and math, an 17:45:56:00 out —
17:45:56:12 What do you need to see? 17:45:57:18 What do you want to see?
17:45:58:27>>It’s critical. 17:45:59:18 We need highly skilled people.
17:46:01:15 For example, EndoVantage has 17:46:03:09 several opportunities right now,
17:46:04:21 they all require engineering 17:46:06:18 degrees in order to participate
17:46:07:18 in this economy and in order for 17:46:09:03 companies like mine to succeed,
17:46:10:21 we need very highly skilled 17:46:12:03 people.
17:46:12:24 And that’s what we’re trying to 17:46:13:27 do in Arizona.
17:46:14:18>>As far as that discussion, 17:46:16:00 what will be said?
17:46:17:12 What will be talked about? 17:46:19:00 These are business folks, and
I 17:46:20:18 know there’s some industry and
17:46:22:03 education and government types 17:46:23:27 along here as well, but you
17:46:26:09 got — 17:46:27:00 That’s got to get to the
17:46:28:03 classroom somehow. 17:46:28:27>>We already have about 150
17:46:30:18 educators that have signed up. 17:46:32:06 They’ve gotten scholarship to
17:46:33:15 attend the session, but for 17:46:34:24 example we have these round
17:46:36:09 table discussions, around 17:46:38:06 internships.
17:46:38:21 So we’ll have different students 17:46:40:06 that might have done internships
17:46:43:12 talking about their experience 17:46:44:18 to other kids, it could be to
17:46:46:06 other entrepreneurs. 17:46:47:21 We have libraries becoming new
17:46:50:27 creator — 17:46:52:24 Creative spaces that have maker
17:46:54:18 opportunities, we have key 17:46:55:12 libraries that have innovated
17:46:56:27 that space are also having a 17:46:58:24 session.
17:46:59:00>>As someone who run as firm 17:47:00:18 here and obviously you’re
17:47:01:15 looking at these folks, and 17:47:02:24 you’re networking as well I
17:47:03:24 would imagine, I would think to 17:47:05:03 a certain degree, when you go
17:47:06:18 around a summit like this, what 17:47:08:15 are you looking for?
17:47:09:09 What interests are you? 17:47:10:21>>Clearly we need professional
17:47:12:12 services, accountants, lawyers, 17:47:14:12 we want other companies that we
17:47:15:21 can have some synergistic 17:47:17:27 relationship with, we look at
17:47:18:24 the educational institutions, 17:47:20:09 where we can find particular
17:47:21:24 expertise, we look at the 17:47:25:03 Universities who have equipment
17:47:26:15 that we may be able to use. 17:47:28:15>>Yeah.
17:47:28:24 So basically all of the above. 17:47:30:21>>It takes a community to build
17:47:32:03 a company. 17:47:33:15 Companies really, small
17:47:34:15 companies can’t start on their 17:47:35:24 own.
17:47:36:03 They need the help and 17:47:37:15 resources.
17:47:38:03>>as far as the summit is 17:47:39:09 concerned, you got this thing
17:47:41:06 called the open mike deal, 17:47:42:15 three-minute —
17:47:43:15 What are we talking about here? 17:47:45:06>>Basically it’s just basically
17:47:46:24 pitch an idea, not a pitch, but 17:47:48:24 come up and say what is your
17:47:50:00 idea, what’s your innovation, 17:47:51:12 and to have it broad.
17:47:53:03 It can be from a entrepreneur, a
17:47:54:18 teacher, a student and really 17:47:56:18 pull together this creativity
of 17:47:58:12 the echo system.
17:47:59:21 And everything really links 17:48:00:27 within the cycle of innovation.
17:48:02:09>>So you have three minutes to 17:48:03:09 present your idea and who —
17:48:04:24 A judge of judges — 17:48:07:00 A bunch of judges?
17:48:08:18>>There’s three judges, but 17:48:09:18 they’re going to randomly pull
17:48:12:09 names out of the hat. 17:48:13:15 So nobody knows who’s going to
17:48:14:27 pitch it. 17:48:15:15 You have a lot of people
17:48:16:15 prepared, and hey, you’re going 17:48:18:00 to be on stage.
17:48:18:27>>That’s a good idea, because 17:48:20:12 the ability to present your
17:48:21:24 idea, it’s huge in terms of 17:48:24:18 innovation.
17:48:25:00>>It’s critical. 17:48:25:21 Especially when it’s highly
17:48:26:24 technical. 17:48:27:09 Because most of the people
17:48:28:18 you’re speaking with don’t have 17:48:29:21 the technical background.
17:48:31:00 So being able to pitch, present, 17:48:32:18 put it in layman’s terms, very
17:48:34:15 important. 17:48:34:27>>It sounds like there will be
17:48:35:24 a lot of folks here, very 17:48:37:15 diverse communities, the best
17:48:40:09 way, this is obviously one way, 17:48:42:00 but how do you continue now to
17:48:43:24 make these connections between 17:48:45:21 these diverse folks?
17:48:47:03>>The key is when you make 17:48:48:18 connection at an event like
17:48:50:03 this, you don’t stop there. 17:48:51:06 You follow up.
17:48:52:12 You keep in touch with people, 17:48:54:03 and you go to the next event
17:48:55:09 that we have in Arizona, and 17:48:57:12 keep the relationships going.
17:48:58:27>>How do you do that? 17:48:59:24 How best can you keep those
17:49:01:03 relationships going? 17:49:02:03>>From our perspective, with
17:49:03:15 the Arizona SciTech this, is the 17:49:05:09 third iteration after conference
17:49:06:18 we’ve done, and we find a lot of
17:49:08:09 the collaborations that come to 17:49:10:00 fruition in the events actually
17:49:11:21 happen at the conference. 17:49:12:21 So we try to create sessions
17:49:14:27 like meet the mentors and 17:49:16:12 brainstorming ideas to have
17:49:17:21 people that are looking to 17:49:18:24 engage with the festival talk
to 17:49:20:12 people that might have had that
17:49:21:21 experience, learn from them, and 17:49:23:12 we do find they do keep those
17:49:24:21 collaborations going on in the 17:49:26:15 future.
17:49:26:21>>This St. not the first time 17:49:28:15 we’ve gone through this.
17:49:29:21 How is it developed? 17:49:30:18 What are you seeing?
17:49:31:15>>The part I’m really excited 17:49:32:27 about is it’s pulling together
17:49:34:09 the concept we have with the 17:49:35:21 Arizona SciTech ace kickoff
17:49:38:21 conference and pulling it with 17:49:39:18 the innovation Arizona summit.
17:49:40:24 We’re bringing in two really 17:49:42:00 unique audiences, the commerce
17:49:45:18 authority, the enterprise firm 17:49:46:15 has brought, and bring it
17:49:48:12 together with the SciTech crowd. 17:49:49:18 They really make a lot of sense
17:49:51:00 with synergy, because science is
17:49:52:18 all about innovation. 17:49:54:06 So it does connect to bring all
17:49:56:24 these audiences in the same 17:49:58:06 place.
17:49:58:12>>As far as Arizona is 17:49:59:15 concerned, is this state,
17:50:01:21 because we’re young, because 17:50:02:21 we’re new, because folks tend
to 17:50:04:15 come out here and want to start
17:50:06:03 over or get a good foundation, 17:50:07:21 not have to worry about going
17:50:09:00 through the, you know, 17:50:10:06 intricacies of a historical
17:50:12:15 path, make a difference — 17:50:13:27>>oh, sure.
17:50:14:18 Arizona now comes in the top 17:50:16:03 tier of places for
17:50:18:00 entrepreneurship. 17:50:19:09 It didn’t happen overnight, and
17:50:20:27 it wasn’t easy. 17:50:21:27 It was the result of a lot of
17:50:23:09 hard work from a lot of people. 17:50:24:24 The beauty about Arizona, is we
17:50:27:06 love to collaborate. 17:50:28:21 Could you talk to almost anybody
17:50:30:06 in the state if you need 17:50:31:06 tomorrow
17:50:31:12 You won’t find that in other 17:50:32:24 states.
17:50:33:00>>Is that getting better too? 17:50:34:24>>Every day.
17:50:35:15>>Are you seeing that as well? 17:50:36:27>>M-hmm.
17:50:37:18>>OK. 17:50:38:00 So this summit is going to be
17:50:40:00 held where and when? 17:50:41:24>>It’s going to be at the
17:50:42:21 Scottsdale center for the arts, 17:50:43:21 it’s a week from Thursday.
17:50:45:00 So August 14th. 17:50:46:03 It’s a full day.
17:50:47:15 And you can find more 17:50:48:27 information about it either to
17:50:52:03 do keynote search Arizona 17:50:54:15 innovation summit or go to AZ
17:50:57:24 SciTech.com and we have a front 17:50:59:27 page highlight to that.
17:51:01:00 It’s easy to engage and be part 17:51:02:18 of it.
17:51:03:03>>Very good. 17:51:03:18 Good to have you both here.
17:51:05:12 Thank you for joining us. 17:51:07:12>>Thank you.
17:51:18:09>>>Tonight’s edition of 17:51:19:18 “Arizona Artbeat” focuses on a
17:51:21:15 centuries-old art form that’s 17:51:23:15 being revived in the heart of
17:51:24:18 Phoenix. 17:51:25:09 Producer Shana Fischer and
17:51:26:24 photographer Scot Olson and E.J. 17:51:28:03 Hernandez introduce us to the
17:51:29:15 unique art of letterpress. 17:51:33:18>>In an up and coming area of
17:51:35:00 downtown Phoenix, Nancy hill has 17:51:37:09 set up shop.
17:51:39:00>>My business partner and I 17:51:40:27 decided that we would get a
17:51:43:03 small letterpress machine, a 17:51:45:00 tabletop letterpress machine,
17:51:46:15 because we both like typography, 17:51:48:27 we like paper, and we thought
it 17:51:51:21 sounded like fun.
17:51:52:21 So I started looking on 17:51:54:00 Craigslist, and instead I found
17:51:56:18 a whole letterpress shop for 17:51:58:03 sale.
17:51:59:00 Which just made so much sense. 17:52:01:09 Since neither one of us had any
17:52:03:12 experience. 17:52:03:24 So we bought it.
17:52:05:09>>That dry wit serves Nancy 17:52:07:06 well as she revived an old
17:52:09:03 fashioned art form in a 17:52:10:12 decidedly high-tech world.
17:52:12:18 Nancy has three presses that she 17:52:14:15 uses.
17:52:15:09 But her workhorse is a Chandler 17:52:17:18 in price made in 1922.
17:52:20:15 Letterpress is a type of 17:52:22:15 printing that uses wooden type
17:52:24:27 and rolls to print one page at a
17:52:26:27 time. 17:52:27:12 You assembling the type you want
17:52:29:09 in the format that you want, and 17:52:31:15 you lock it up in a chase, which
17:52:34:12 is a metal frame, you get it all 17:52:37:06 locked up using wood and metal,
17:52:39:03 to make sure it’s all tight. 17:52:40:27 You drop it in the press, you
17:52:43:06 ink up the press, the rollers 17:52:45:24 pick up the innings from your
17:52:47:27 disk or cylinder, they roll over 17:52:49:24 the image, whether it’s words
or 17:52:52:00 an actual image, and it comes
17:52:55:03 together, it’s a platen press, 17:52:57:12 it comes together and it prints
17:52:59:12 it on paper. 17:53:01:00>>The end result is a raised
17:53:02:21 imprint on the paper. 17:53:04:18 Nancy only uses could the I
17:53:06:12 don’t know rag paper as it’s 17:53:08:09 ecofriendly and easy to find.
17:53:10:06 But finding the type and the 17:53:11:27 images she uses can be
17:53:13:06 difficult. 17:53:14:03>>Well, I look for vintage
17:53:16:12 images and wood type everywhere 17:53:18:21 I can.
17:53:19:18 There’s not a lot of that in 17:53:21:09 Arizona, we’re kind of too you
17:53:22:18 in a state to have an 17:53:23:21 established —
17:53:24:27 An old established letterpress 17:53:26:27 community.
17:53:27:09>>Nancy’s creations range from 17:53:28:27 intricate wedding invitations
to 17:53:31:00 simple stationery.
17:53:32:18 Long-time customer and friend 17:53:34:12 Jill Bernstein says the lure of
17:53:36:18 letterpress is a sentimental 17:53:38:15 one.
17:53:39:03>>It reminds me of when I was 17:53:41:18 very young, we lived outside
17:53:43:18 Chicago, we would take the train 17:53:45:24 in to town to go shopping, and
17:53:48:12 the big treat at the end of the 17:53:49:21 day was I got to go to the huge
17:53:53:09 bookstore. 17:53:53:24 And I’d go in and get to buy a
17:53:55:21 book. 17:53:56:03 And I’d pick up the books and
17:53:57:24 the first thing I would do is 17:53:59:12 smell them.
17:54:00:03 And I loved the feel of the 17:54:01:00 paper and the smell of the ink.
17:54:03:15 With letterpress it’s that on 17:54:04:27 steroids, because you can also
17:54:07:12 feel the hand and know 17:54:08:09 somebody —
17:54:09:24 To me print has always been 17:54:12:06 magical, and there’s just
17:54:13:12 something — 17:54:14:15 It’s like alchemy.
17:54:16:27 They do this thing and the 17:54:18:03 imageshows up and it’s
17:54:19:09 beautiful. 17:54:19:15>>The letterpress was first
17:54:20:12 imprinted in the 15th century. 17:54:23:18 It’s how everything was printed.
17:54:25:24 Newspapers, books, until the mid 17:54:28:03 20th century, when offset
17:54:30:00 printing took its place. 17:54:31:12 Now printed materials look
17:54:33:06 polished. 17:54:33:24 But for Nancy, it’s the
17:54:35:18 imperfections of letterpress 17:54:37:09 that make it so beautiful.
17:54:39:24>>Even when I have workshops I
17:54:41:03 have to tell people, it’s not 17:54:42:24 going to be perfect every time.
17:54:45:18 There’s going to be changes in 17:54:47:06 registration, two colors don’t
17:54:49:27 meet at the right spot, changes 17:54:51:12 in impression, first there’s a
17:54:52:27 big impression, then there’s no 17:54:54:15 impression.
17:54:55:06 And color doesn’t come out the 17:54:57:06 same sometimes.
17:54:58:03 So there’s a lot of that. 17:54:59:21 And that’s what makes it nice.
17:55:02:09 It’s handmade. 17:55:03:03 It’s one at a time.
17:55:06:09>>Nancy does offer workshops, 17:55:07:27 or learn to do letterpress
17:55:09:15 yourself. 17:55:10:00 Find out more at the website
17:55:11:24 hazelandvioletink.com. 17:55:15:03>>>Thursday on “Arizona
17:55:15:15 Horizon,” we’ll look at why 17:55:17:12 Tempe denied a development
17:55:18:18 application for Tempe Town Lake. 17:55:20:03>>>And we’ll hear about the
17:55:21:12 latest concerns with genetic 17:55:23:06 alteration.
17:55:24:06>>>That’s Thursday evening 5:30 17:55:25:27 and 10:00 right here on “Arizona
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17:55:29:09 I’m Ted Simons. 17:55:30:06 Thank you so much for joining
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