For any of you who were interested in the panel discussion a few weeks ago but couldn't attend, I should point out that the audio recording is now available via Chicago Public Radio. I haven't listened to it for terror of hearing what I sound like talking extemporaneously; there's a reason I'm a writer and not a broadcaster. I should also note that my résumé is slightly inflated at the Chicago Amplified site: though I was a proud part of the founding contributing team at Gapers Block, I was never an editor there.
Meanwhile, if only I'd had this link from Minnesota Playlist editor Alan M. Berks when we did the panel, I could have saved a lot of breath. Theater folks, read this before you send out your next press release. It's great advice, and distills much of what I and other panel participants tried to convey at Columbia in a bookmarkable form.