Tuesday, September 30, 2008


In my last post I said live remotes were coming this fall. In fact, they are here. Tonight at 5:30 we did a live shot on the story of the EPA fining KU $80,000 for environmental violations. The live shot was exactly the type that I rail against -- a totally gratuitous standup in an empty chemistry lab which hadn't seen any activity for hours! But we did it in the name of valuable experience for our students. After all, they'll be doing lots of those gratuitous live shots once they're out there in "the real world."
See for yourself.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Live at Five (thirty)

At long last KUJH-TV newscasts are now live at 5:30. Actually, we generally tape the second and third segments and do just the first one live, though we have done the whole newscast live. We've been doing this for a week now and it's all gone well.

Next step is to do remote live shots, which should be coming this semester.

Job opening

From Kathy Vitale at KUSA in Denver: I wanted to pass along a job opening at KUSA/9News- Denver. We are currently looking for a morning news producer. The position is M-F hours could be 11:30am-8:00am/12:30am-9:00am. It's for our four hour morning show. Producer will be responsible for two hours of content, will write news, edit video, make own graphics.

Contact: Jack Maher/EP KUSA Morning News (I'll give out more details if someone is interested)

This was my position; however, I've been promoted to the 4pm news-- so I can sleep like a normal person- finally!

If you have further questions, info-- let me know.


Friday, September 26, 2008

Where Are They Now Fixed

OK, the Where Are They Now? section is back up and running and updated. I think I went back and got all the updates people have sent me, but if I didn't, just drop me a line.


Monday, September 15, 2008

Site Problem


There have been quite a few requests over the past few weeks to update the "Where Are They Now?" section, but I am currently having technical difficulties with getting an update posted (it's a long story).

Please bear with me.