Saturday, May 05, 2007

Delayed Post: PA Tech Web Coverage

I know I'm late posting this but seeing were just 3 days into a new work week and I've already accumulated 36 hours on the job, I have a good excuse. Blogger David Quinn makes reference on his blog on the breaking news of the closing of Pulaski Tech on Thursday due to a threat. Below is a portion of David's post concerning the breaking of the news on the Little Rock station's websites:
KARK Channel 4 was first with the story at 8:17 AM. It was only 12 minutes later when KLRT Fox 16 broke their story and issued an e-mail alert. One minute after Fox 16, Today’s THV published the breaking news at 8:30 AM. Two feature newspapers then published the stories. Arkansas Business at 8:35 AM and the Arkansas Times at 8:58 AM.

It was not until over 50 minutes after KARK broke that story that KATV published it on their site. At 9:09, KATV issued their first Breaking News alert on their website. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the state’s newspaper (I use that term losely), followed up with the story at 9:12 AM.

10 Comments:

At 10:59 PM, May 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Changing of the guard continues.

 
At 12:47 AM, May 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. 7 is just slowly going down hill. No I would say going down hill quickly. This is 11 opportunity to blow right passed them but they have no clue that 4 has come from no where and is quickly turning the whole market upside down. I have to say I'm routing for 4 on this one. 7 and 11 just got lazy and 4 has got it together. Here come the glory days again.

 
At 2:09 AM, May 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plus, 4 has the HD switching on their digital channel pretty well down pat and they aren't wasting bandwidth with a 4.2 as THV's 11.2 and KATV's 7.2. The quality of their OTA digital signal shows that too.

Plus, the lighting on ALL their sets puts the others to shame. The new manager at 4 knows what he is doing and it shows.

 
At 9:31 AM, May 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did we (as in the media) start reporting threats? Didn't there used to be a universal rule in this industry that we don't report threats because they just encourage nutjobs to keep making them -- no matter how much parents "think" they're news?

 
At 10:18 AM, May 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reliable threats are news now ever since 9-11. Nutjobs will always be there now so keep the viewers informed. It's better news than what you would probably go get anyway. Just another national AP story.

 
At 11:27 AM, May 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The next thing that will occur is flying a local reporter in to do a satellite feed from the disaster area.

Extended media coverage of such events are the cause of copycats causing more problems.

 
At 11:39 AM, May 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No nutjobs are what cause copycats not the reporting. I bet you think guns kill people too. People kill people. How do you stand on gun control?

 
At 2:28 PM, May 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In case you don't know it, people get de-sensitized by seeing violence on TV not once, but over, and over, and over as the mainstream media reports it.

I am for any U.S. citizen to be able to own and carry a firearm afer passing a concealed carry course that is sanctioned by our state legislature.

I am a law enforcement officer and I am certified by the state to carry, concealed or not. And, yes, guns do kill people. It's happened many times in Little Rock over the past few years and happened at VT. If you had been watching the news you would have known that.

 
At 3:47 PM, May 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are just wrong. The freak killed people not the gun. Cras kill people to and all we have to do is prove we can drive one to get a license.

 
At 3:50 PM, May 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know waht happen it was the WILLIE LYNCH idealogy that made him fight back.

 

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