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Stephen Colbert’s ME Reporters

Stephen Colbert has a brilliant take on the trend of “Citizen Journalist.” I wanna be a ME reporter. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Stephen Colbert’s me Reporters www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive

I’ve Got a Job to Do

By: Rick Portier I hadn’t seen Tim in six months. It was at a graduation party. As always, he was loud and brash, and after making enough small-talk about the kids, football, and politics, I looked for an opening to ditch him. It’s not like we were fishing buddies or anything. We bought a house from Tim and his wife Natalie fourteen years ago. His old neighbors became our new…

Time for a Google+ Hangout

I’ve attempted group video chats in the past, but I haven’t found a good multi-camera system. Google+ may be the answer. Add me to your circle and we’ll attempt a hangout on Thursday night 8pm ET. I may have some invites, so let me know if you need one.

Tampa News Station Handles Suicide Story

From: Al Tompkins, Poynter.org Longtime b-roll.net contributor, Al Tompkins delves into the coverage from WTVT of a 10-year-old boy’s suicide. When it is normal policy of most stations to not cover suicides, WTVT went the other way. Tompkins goes line by line through the station’s coverage to find what they did well and what could be better. Recently, journalists at Tampa’s WTVT showed that with skill, thought and a little…

TV Photog Speaks from Behind the Lens

The great photog scribe, Lenslinger brought the words of Tim Fisher to my attention in his post “Beyond the Lunge” “It’s not often you see a TV news photog step out from behind the camera and own up to what he’s shown, but that’s exactly what WKTV’s Tim Fisher did and the results are sobering.” The story raised the interest of Al Tompkins of Poynter, who takes us deeper into…

White House Press Pool Describes Staging of Still Photos

From: Al Tompkins, Poynter It seems the staging of still photos has raised an ethical discussion. “The White House continues to debate whether to release photos showing Osama bin Laden’s body. In theory, the photos would be proof to any doubters that the terrorist is dead. But not all photos can be believed — not even when they seem to show the President of the United States making a historic…

Dilbert Nails TV News Photogs

Unlike when our profession is portrayed in a TV show, this seems to hit the nail on the head. Dilbert has us perfectly… except for the ugly blue shirt. Thanks to Richard Adkins for the heads up…