Wednesday, November 09, 2005

VJ Day

WTEN owner Young Broadcasting posted a decent 3d quarter, which is good news indeed. The bad news? This snippet from the company's press release:
WKRN-TV (Nashville) and KRON-TV (San Francisco) have begun implementing the revolutionary "video journalist" approach to gathering local news. When fully implemented, this system will enable the Company's stations to expand the number of unique stories on news broadcasts, which studies have shown is important in attracting audiences.
In case you're wondering , a "video journalist" is a one man band operation that reduces the traditional reporter/photographer combo by half. If a guy named Michael Rosenblum visits your news room, watch out! He's there to help the boss cut more jobs.