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This Is How We Do It

Sorry for the title. I’ve been listening to 80’s and 90’s during the holiday break. Now that the song is stuck in your head, on with the blog. During the past month or so we have received more email than usual asking a similar question; where do we go for stories? Each week we produce AVWeek, our weekly wrap-up of AV news and information. During each program we cover between four and eight stories. The panelists comment on why the stories matter to the industry and we move on.
The process of sifting through the stories of the week generally falls to a handful of us. Some weeks there are too many stories to choose from while other weeks the selection is very slim. There are generally at least a few press releases each week and other stories like them. Then there are good old fashioned news reporting stories and the occasional “breaking news” which doesn’t happen often in the AV industry so it’s super exciting when it does.
One side benefit of this weekly reading of stories from across the world of AV is keeping up on the latest technology and trends. Each week I probably read between fifteen and twenty stories from various sources. It allows me to stay abreast of what is happening in the industry, and in news that impacts our industry. As you start the new year it may be a good idea to do the same. Take a look below at some of the places I go to get the news and information we use to make AVWeek and the other programs on AVNation. Some of them are industry publications, some are outside our industry. If they are, I read them because a number of times they will have articles that have to do with AV. Also, if there are any that you read that you think should be added to the list let me know. Thank you so much for reading my blog. Have a great week and a great start to your year.
Tim’s Reading List:
Commercial Integrator-*
CE Pro
Electronic House
Residential Systems
Sound and Communications
THE Journal
Sound and Video Contractor
Technology Tell
Pro Audio Central
HDTV Magazine
Electrical Contractor
EE Times
The Verge
AME Info
rAVe Publications

About Author

Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.

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