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New York’s WNBC Kicking Out Veterans for Content Makeover

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

This from Variety earlier in the week:
The stem-to-stern transformation of WNBC ,,, aims to turn it from just another local affil to a “content center” reaching websites, taxis, grocery stores — even hospital delivery rooms.
The $15 million project entails not just a physical renovation and tech upgrade but a massive exodus of veteran (read: pricey) [...]

Paula Kerger: Room for PBS and NPR to Partner for News

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS, said she sees the possibility of PBS and National Public Radio (NPR) sharing resources to produce news programming for PBS. Leonard Witt, who conducted the video interview, tells Kerger of his Representative Journalism idea, which he thinks could turn PBS into a news powerhouse.

Hello Romenesko readers, to [...]

Watch for a Surge in Video News — It’s Starting Now

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

During the past couple of months I have been knocking on PBS doors trying to convince folks with some power to see the potential of having individual video journalists produce packages just as the folks at National Public Radio do for audio. PBS could fill the national TV news void.
Then today the New York Times [...]

Brokaw: News Media in Second Big Bang

Monday, June 16th, 2008

The New Yorker has an in-depth profile on how Keith Olbermann at MSNBC is changing TV news, but here is my favorite part: Tom Brokaw, anchor of NBC’s “Nightly News,”
calls this moment in the news media “the second big bang.” “We are creating a new universe, and it has all kinds of new laws and science [...]

TV Political News, Another Night of Utter Embarrassment

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

At 9:15 p.m. I turned off the TV, I could no longer stand to watch the left and right wing partisan folks on CNN and MSNBC scream at each other as they tried to get their political operative talking points across. What a waste of social and political capital in an election where more people [...]