Friday, August 31, 2007
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There's some discussion in Louisville today over the use of graphic video of a bank robber being shot to death yesterday. WHAS's cameras caught the robber being gunned down by a police SWAT team. And, although the station digitally blurred the image of the man actually being shot, some critics are saying the station went too far.
Watch the coverage here.
WHAS News Director Aaron Ramey defends his decision here.
What do you think?
Monday, August 27, 2007
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Saturday, August 25, 2007
Neat image, isn't it? Especially for those of us who have spent too much time trying to fit just one more mic on the podium. Is this what the Governor sees as he looks out at our raised hands and focused lenses? This image is from photojournalist Bryan Frank. His blog can be found here.
It didn't take long for Anchorwoman to sign-off. After abysmal ratings, Fox canceled the series after just one episode. The rest will be available for viewing on Fox.com.
The hard reality for the Lauren Jones' of the world is....whether you're a real anchorwoman or a fake one, bad ratings will get you quickly replaced.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Fox's "Anchorwoman" reality show debuts Wednesday night. the show features former bikini model Lauren Jones in a month-long stint on the anchor desk at a small Texas station.
Critics say the show mocks journalism. But the small station's general manager defends his shop:
KYTX general manager Phil Hurley says the protests amount to schoolmarmish hand-wringing. “Entertainment and journalism have gone together for years,” he says. “Reporters spend a whole day reporting on Paris Hilton leaving her house, and they're criticizing me? I'm a little lost as to what the problem is.”
There's no doubt Jones isn't the first beauty queen to break into the news business, but most others have also had college training. And none have done the reality show bit. Still, it's hard to argue that TV news isn't largely driven by looks.
Some insiders say Jones actually was good on the desk...good enough that the station offered her a permanent job. She's now in talks with some other stations in larger markets.
"Look at all the women you see in broadcast journalism. A great many of them come from untraditional broadcast news backgrounds," Jones says.
So, for me, I've just been laughing the criticism off, and wondering what we're doing here that hasn't been done before."http://www.nypost.com/seven/08202007/tv/jones_for_news_tv_don_kaplan.htm
So what do you think? Is Jones making a mockery of broadcast journalism? Or does she deserve a chance to prove her worth? Post your comments.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
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