Monday, November 19, 2007

Jena Six Debate Continues

I'm just not sure what to make of this story written by the Assistant Editor of the Jena Times. Is this guy just trying to salvage the reputation of his community? Or have we been misled? At some point we all need to take a closer look at how this story was covered...right or wrong.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Hybrid newsbox

Here's one way to blend old traditions with new technology. Newspaper editor Scott Walker replaced the guts of a newspaper vending machine with a computer and video monitor. Instead of the front page of a newsprint paper, the window now shows digital pics of the front pages of newspapers from across the country. Here's more about his fun project.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Weather Winner

SIU R-T Alumnus Chuck Lofton has been named National Weather Association "Broadcaster of the Year." Chuck works at WTHR-TV in Indianapolis where he has been a viewer-favorite for 22 years. Congrats, Chuck!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Assignments you hate

Veteran TV photog Rick Portier wonders about the intrusion of cameras and microphones on funerals and grieving.

Friday, November 2, 2007