Thursday, March 20, 2008

Live Shot Philosophy

Is it the process...or the product? TV Sports Photog El-Guapo has some musings worthy of Marshall McLuhan

Thursday, March 13, 2008

You're Listening to the World News Roundup

A tip of the hat to the CBS World News Roundup, now on the radio for 70 years.

Rant Mode On

So, I'm watching the 10 pm newscast on WSIL-TV 3. Their fourth story tonight begins...."We're learning more t0night about the call girl at the center of the prostitution scandal involving New York Governor Elliot Spitzer..."

Excuse me?

This is the fourth most important story for the Southern Illinois viewing audience?

Keep in mind the Spitzer story first broke four days earlier.

I realize there is interest in such scandals. But until TV news makes an effort to be more relevant to viewers' everyday lives, audience interest will continue to wane.

I'm not trying to skewer channel 3...I'm sure plenty of other stations were doing the same thing.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

This Job is Cr*p!

A political reporter's job is not glamorous.

Monday, March 3, 2008

What Exactly Are They Selling?

Billboard for the Fox Business Channel

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Hearing the Bad News From a Reporter

Here's one of the situations you hate as a reporter or a news manager. Unfortunately, it can happen to the most conscientious journalist.