Monday, February 11, 2008

Cookie cutter...parodies

Broadcasting and Cable magazine has some doubts about the future of TV news, if the present course continues.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Boys(and Girls) on the Bus

One of my favorite books is Timothy Crouse's The Boys on the Bus. It's about traveling with the candidates during the 1972 presidential campaign. CBS's traveling journalists have posted a video of some of the memorable moments from the current campaign.

By the way, if you're interested in the Crouse book from '72, here's an Amazon link.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

More on staging

We've linked before to veteran photojournallist Rick Portier. Rick has some thoughts about the accused staging incident talked about below. But I especially like this paragraph:

News is news, just like it happens. It ain't always pretty. It ain't always like we like it. But it's gotta be real. Creating an "impromptu" memorial wall is just as bad a carrying around accident debris in your trunk to scatter at your next accident vo. (Don't laugh, I know a stringer who did it.)