SOURCE: The Public Eye

October 25, 2005 11:24 ET Fills a Void in Nascent Video Blog Market

Daily Three-Minute News, Commentary and Entertainment Webcast Promotes Citizen Journalism as Alternative to Traditional Media Outlets

VANCOUVER, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 25, 2005 -- Today we acknowledge the continuing evolution of traditional print and broadcast media and the efforts of citizen journalists with the debut of The Public Eye,, a new video blog presented by host Kristin Reilly.

Created and produced by a Vancouver, Wash. entrepreneur, The Public Eye is a daily video blog ("v-log") designed to capture and share news, commentary and entertainment for an increasingly mobile and broadband Internet connected population.

The video broadcast is intended to fill the demand for news and entertainment content, by an increasingly mobile generation, including individuals who want their news and information in smaller, bite-sized chunks.

"With our unique perspective and delivery of today's news, we hope to steadily increase our audience and news content contributors who log in to see what's new," said Jack Hardy, founder of The Public Eye. "We offer daily doses of humor, entertainment and a fresh approach to business, science and technology news."

Joining the likes of new media-based podcasts, downloadable MP3s and satellite radio, the video blogging phenomenon is growing at a rapid clip. Traditional and new media companies are scrambling to fill the Web and airwaves with fresh content and this new vlogging Webcast is designed to fill this niche. With the introduction of video-capable iPods®, high-speed wireless Internet and video-delivered cellular telephone services such as VCast® from Verizon, consumers are turning to new devices to access video-based news content every day. Google® and Yahoo!® both recently announced video-search capability in order to catalog these video programs.

Since the Public Eye began officially posting daily Webcasts on October 18, it has offered business and technology news, commentary on popular culture and humorous sketches to inform and entertain. The production schedule includes providing a daily video broadcast available for viewing by 8 a.m. PST, with a high-speed Internet connection using the free Apple QuickTime software or Microsoft's Media Player.

About The Public Eye (

The Public Eye is a daily video program, broadcast worldwide via the Internet, from Vancouver, USA. With sources scattered around the globe, we share news, commentary, humor and just plain feel-good stories that capture the imagination and ingenuity of people everywhere.

Contact Information

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    Jack Hardy
    The Public Eye
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