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Olympics style question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 2underpar, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    is there a correct way to identify the time frame when something occurs in Beijing?
    Phelps won the gold saturday night here, but sunday morning over there.
    So, should it be Michael Phelps won his first gold medal Saturday night?
    Or, Michael Phelps won his first gold medal Sunday morning?
  2. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Sunday morning. How would you decide which time zone to put it in? If he does something at 1 a.m. Eastern, but 10 p.m. Pacific, what day would it be?

    That's why you base it on the time in China.
  3. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Yeah, we are going with China time, though we are taking out the morning, night, afternoon parts.

    We are a PM paper which means we will get a lot of stuff in that won't be broadcast until NBC shows it later at night, so our big worry is if people will be pissed about the spoilers our paper is providing.
  4. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    it all reminds me of an old MASH episode when Radar tried to explain to Frank Burns teh time difference between Korea and the States.
  5. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    What if you've got a story on a web site? Could you in theory have a story that said something happened tomorrow?
  6. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Yes. That's what we are running into with the afternoon paper thing.

    Some stuff in theory happens tomorrow.
  7. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Not that uncommon when dealing with news stories from Asia. Hell, I figure if anything, it makes us look more advanced. "Look, Ma! They have news from today!"
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    NBC's problem, not yours. People are moving heaven and earth to find ways to watch NBC's taped events live as they happen; there's a high level of interest in seeing it as it happens, rather than in exciting presented-as-live EbersolVision.
  9. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    It's not taped, it's "Plausibly live!"
  10. SportySpice

    SportySpice Member

    Anyone else enjoying the fact that SportsCenter is forced to show only still photos with its results on its earlier editions?

    And "Plausibly live" is good, but I'm partial to "Live-ish"
  11. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    That's always a good time, although it's probably what led to "Freeze Frame," which is not in the top 10 of lame SportsCenter gimmicks but still annoying.
  12. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    Would any of you add something like "(Beijing time)" to clarify or would you leave it as is?
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