Month: November 2011

  • FLDemocracy2012 is a new joint TV-newspaper political site

    A new Florida political web site was announced by E.W. Scripps today that leverages its newspapers and TV stations in the state. The new site is called From the news release: “Given the role Florida will play in the election and the intense interest generated by what happens here, it made sense that a […]

  • What happened to local TV news

    Running on Empty: The Brain Drain in Local TV News (TRT 57:00). This documentary was produced by Bill and Karin Schwanbeck, professors of journalism at Quinnipiac University.  The documentary covers a development that doesn’t bode well for local communities. While this trend may be accentuated in TV newsrooms, similar pressures exist in newspaper newsrooms. There […]

  • Why ‘Conan O’Brien may be about to push the envelope’ should be banned from TV news — forever

    Hilarious (or sad) video of how local TV news handled this story about a same-sex wedding on the Conan O’Brien show. (via Techdirt). Related articles Why I do not watch TV news anymore – Conan O’Brien does a gay wedding rake joke ( Conan O’ Brien to Officiate First Ever Late Night TV Same-Sex Wedding ( […]