The celebration this week has been particularly loud among the next generation of content producers. They have turned to the Internet to reach a large and growing audience. “This battle has been such a long slog,”; said Jay Bushman, who created [edit: um, no] the show “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” on YouTube. “I don’t expect Thursday to be the end of it, by any means. But it’s certainly better than the alternative,” he said. Bushman said he turned to the Internet several years ago because it was less restrictive than dealing with the entrenched networks. “I didn’t need anybody’s permission,” he said. “You can make stuff, put it online and go directly to an audience.‘
The LA Times asked me for some comments about the net neutrality ruling. I’ve got a sinus infection, so I was a bit loopy when I spoke to them – hopefully I made a modicum of sense.
As flattering as that is, I wish they’d properly credited me as Transmedia Producer on Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and not the creator. I’ve emailed them about a correction.