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 FLDemocracy2012.com. 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 (amanwithaphd.wordpress.com) Conan O’ Brien to Officiate First Ever Late Night TV Same-Sex Wedding (laughingsquid.com) […]