Archive for November, 2008

So what does a pioneer of TV news think of citizen journalism?

November 9, 2008

So, anyone who watches a local newscast-pretty much in any market in the country–has seen or experienced the "Eyewitness News Effect." Its the brainchild of a man named Al Primo who launched the fast paced, high story count newscast on WABC TV in NYC in November of 1968.

Now 40 years later-it is ubiquitous, as are the alumnae of Eyewitness news: Geraldo Rivera, Trudy Haines (Philadelphia), Melba Toliver (who I worked with BTW at News 12 Long Island)–and the keystone is to tell the story that affects people.

So, my friend Heather Kovar on her NY Press Club blog spent some time with Al at his CT home–here is Al's take on citizen journalism–and its refreshing.

Its another great moment in web video history….

November 5, 2008

So, they must have run out of talking heads on Election Day. Because somehow I ended up in front of the camera.

Actually, Andy Plesser from Beet.tv is a good guy, and did a really nice job with how big media was using 2.0 to make election day an experience.

And feel free to read more about it here www.beet.tv/2008/11/cbs-is-one-of-a.html#top


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