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And a good time was had by all

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Idaho, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member


    TV station lets almost the entire news staff go, will use nothing but viewer submitted material for the news.
  2. What is, "The worst possible headline this side of Roasted Nuts?"
  3. Also, I really expected to find Wendy McCaw's name associated with this. Oh well.
  4. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Think back to the community newspapers with notes from Martha in Bumptown. Lots of society news, bridge results and who went to the bridal shower. They always end with "and a good time was had by all."

    That's the kind of news this TV station will be getting.

    Well, that and little Johnnie Saggypants will be submitting the video of his buddies practicing their skateboard tricks behind the Safeway.
  5. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    And hundreds of small market GM's, and even big market ones, are crossing their fingers and hoping so badly this works. The only ones cheaper than your small market SE's are the small town TV bosses. And it's a Gulf of Mexico difference between the two.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    The do the same thing with one of the channels here in Cleveland. It is called SportsTime Ohio, and it is anytime they don't have an Indians game or a show about the Indians or Browns on. One atrocity is Average Joe Poker, where they go film these local charity tournaments. They even had a show specifically about local charity poker tournaments, which seemed to consist mostly of some woman who looked like she'd been baked three hours too long stammering through an interview of some charity person, with cutaways to a big fat guy in a cowboy hat telling you something about poker.

    Gonna be awesome when all the religious nuts try to get their stories on this San Fran station, while the independent filmmakers will be trying to make mini-featurette stories about the local porn industry. Hell, I can see some schmoe trying to get his weekly "What the Fungus" fantasy football report on there:

  7. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member

    Any coincidence that this is taking place in San Fran, home of Current TV?
  8. Reminds me of a local fox station that once put little booths around town with cameras in them so people could talk about "your news" -- who knew that your news was a bunch of KFed wannabes rapping into the cameras for the next three months ... a few times I noticed gang signs. Idiots.
  9. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    I like Current TV. But not for my local news.
  10. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    More like Your Self-Promoting Myopic Loudmouth Neighbor's News
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