New Media

A lot of talk has been made about the way online media have been encroaching upon traditional print and television news. The diehards complain that bloggers don't do any original reporting, that blogs are filled with snark and overzealous accusations of bias, that real journalism is dying, being replaced with encapsulated fluff.

But what traditional media types fail to realize is that blogs provide an invaluable service to society, filling in coverage gaps that mainstream journalists continue to overlook, offering common folks a chance for salvation. Blogs, and only blogs, are offering this service, this dream of a better world.

Of course, the service we're talking about is posting casting calls for reality TV shows, which is why HouStoned is proud to present this message from HGTV after the jump. — Keith Plocek

'What You Get for the Money' is a thirty minute television show that airs on both the HGTV (Home and Garden television) and Fine Living networks. We are bringing our cameras to Houston in April, and we're looking for outgoing homeowners/design enthusiasts to share their homes and their stories.

The homes need to be stylishly designed with a contemporary flair, similar to what one might find in magazines such as Dwell or Metropolitan Home, and the value of the homes needs to be within the range of 150K to 1.2 million. Each episode of 'What You Get for the Money' includes background information about the featured city, community, lifestyle, and housing costs.

If interested, please send a few digital photos and the current value of the home in an e-mail to Erin Woodard at EWoodard@highnoonentertainment.com with "Houston Casting Call" in the subject header, or call 303.712.3095. Entries must be received by March 16th, 2007.

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