Re: [videoblogging] RocketBoomSucks
On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 20:05:08 -1000 (HST), Lucas Gonze <lgonze@...> wrote: > But mainly the clips are their own pacing. Get it right and the flow of > stories is brutally intense, in a whole nother league. Those morons with > the toupees and bleached teeth do nothing good. I think maybe a big part is the difference between the style of news broadcasts here and abroad. The Danish networks don't have the sadistic fascanation with live reports that the US news broadcasts seem to have . The anchor is the most important journalist in Danish broadcasts because he or she not only sets the tone of the story, he also set the context and often does the entire speak as well. He's not a bleached teeth moron actor, but one of the best journalists in the field.  This summer I spent six weeks in southern Michigan. One day two cougars were spotted south of us - news because they usually don't go that far south, and because cougars eat babies and stuff. I was watching the news at 11pm and because the stupid network can't do a news story without a live reporter they had a reporter stand out by a farm were the cougars had been spotted... half a day earlier! You had a journalist stand in a spot that was very uninteresting because the animals had not been there in half a day. More it was friggin' night so you couldn't see anything anyway, and she had the nerve to stand there and point and say things like "this is were the cougars were spotted earlier today". Worst damn tv I have ever seen. (That was a small personal rant against mindlessly using live reporters for everything. Do they not have journalism classes over there?) - Andreas -- <URL:http://www.solitude.dk/> Commentary on media, communication, culture and technology.