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Entries from August 2007

What It’s Like…To Videotape a Killing

August 29th, 2007 · 2 Comments

After yesterday’s post on local TV coverage of the public execution of Guy Ray III at a National City Bank, I heard from several folks, including the chief videographer for WHAS-TV, Dan Chesser. One aspect of the event I may have overlooked is the toll it takes on those whose job it is to record [...]

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Tags: TV · Video

You Want the Score, Too?

August 28th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Competition among stations for kingpin status on coverage of high school football on Friday nights is pretty intense.  Stations are able to sell special sponsorships for their segments, like Cricket on WAVE-TV’s coverage. With the short time frames and hip-hopping across town, however, it’s a tough assignment for sports staffs. That said, it was shocking [...]

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Tags: Sports · TV

Johnny on the Shot — WHAS Gets Video

August 28th, 2007 · 4 Comments

There was no disagreement among stations on Aug. 27 about what was the lead story on newscasts — a mentally ill 44-year-old man was shot dead about Noon at a National City Bank near Bashford Manor. But the coverage of the accident varied widely, and WHAS-TV outhustled its competitors. WHAS-TV videographer Ron Johnson captured Guy [...]

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Tags: TV

Cooling Off

August 24th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Enough with the heat already. High school football starts up around here tonight and maybe we’ll have something to talk about other than “you know what.” Don’t tell me your troubles – I’ve been riding around in a car with no A.C. Don’t Drink and Dive – On Wednesday, local stations led newscasts with live [...]

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Tags: Arena · Marketing · Media · Movies · Politics · Sports · TV

News About Us

August 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

With the launch of Page One Kentucky, The ‘Ville Voice gets a great new big brother. Look for some changes, all for the better, as Full Signal Media grows. Nothing wrong with a little shameless self-promotion: For Immediate Release August 22, 2007 Contacts: Jacob Payne (502) 413-5247; Rick Redding (502) 439-5589 PAGE ONE [...]

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Tags: Blogging · Marketing

Doggone it, We Elected Them

August 18th, 2007 · Comments Off

It occurred to me that during these dog days of August we’re seeing some shameful and embarrassing acts by our elected leaders unfolding in the media. Thankfully, there are bulldog reporters on their trails, exposing their actions. But, really, when the Governor gets away with appointing an outlaw hunter to oversee the Fish and Wildlife [...]

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Tags: Blogging · Newspaper · Politics · Uncategorized

What Will Kragthorpe Do?

August 17th, 2007 · Comments Off

Signs that weekends are soon to center on pigskin: The football coach starts to appear on magazine covers of non-sports magazines, HEAT, player scrapes with the law are in the news, and guys talking about fantasy aren’t referring to sex. Some local oblong-ball related stuff: * Our sister site, PageOneKentucky, broke the story that U [...]

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Tags: Media · Sports · TV

Another 48 Hours

August 17th, 2007 · Comments Off

If you’ve got a spare eight minutes, take a look at this video, produced last month as part of the 48 Hour Film Project, a national movement that encourages and promotes filmmakers to produce watchable projects in limited time. This is one of 48 produced in Louisville, and it won one of the two dozen [...]

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Tags: Movies

Clint Connection

August 15th, 2007 · Comments Off

Followers of local film news – mark Oct. 5 on your calendar. That’s the release date for the long-awaited theatrical release of “Grace is Gone,” among the first films to emerge from Louisville-based Hart-Lunsford Pictures. The film sold at Sundance for a tidy $4.2 million to The Weinstein Company, which just announced it landed Clint [...]

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Tags: Movies · Politics

And now. . . Page One

August 13th, 2007 · Comments Off

I’ve been working on a new project for a while now — in fact, it goes back to the start of this blog more than a year ago.  It’s called PageOneKentucky — and it’s just what it sounds like. It’s a Web project designed to call attention to stories that the mainstream media either misses [...]

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Tags: Blogging · Internet