Monday, March 30, 2009

Video killed the oldest continuing published, etc.

If you were worried about the Hartford Courant, today's news will cause hives. The geniuses at The Trib think that the manager of a local Fox affiliate is better suited to running the paper than someone who actually understands writing.

The typical news report at Fox 61 is reported by a camera operator wielding mic, camera and deadline. What happens when the news editor at Fox 61 opens the Courant in the morning and finds the only news is what they reported, in brief, at 11. Oops.

Kind of like turning the mirror to face the mirror. In depth becomes a puddle dive.


Anonymous said...

Could the tv guy do any worse?

Ed McKeon said...

I'm afraid I'm thinking, "yes."