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Entries from October 2007

WHAS11 Fair Use Update: Day 5

October 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

There are over 2,000 WHAS11 videos on YouTube and more than 45,000 Google results for “WHAS11 video.” Surprising, isn’t it? If so much of that station’s footage is allowed to virally spread across the internet, why on earth would anyone at that station single us out for a mere ten video clips? What’s with the [...]

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Tags: Blogging · Copyright · Internet · Journalism · Media · TV

Update: WHAS11 Shuts Down Page One/’Ville Voice Videos

October 29th, 2007 · Comments Off

Four days ago, WHAS11-TV (“WHAS11 News”) filed a complaint with YouTube regarding the posting of video comparing, contrasting, discussing and criticizing reports and incidents from around Kentucky. At 7:10 P.M. that evening we received notice that YouTube removed our content. We believe our use of WHAS11′s video falls under the “Fair Use” doctrine. The same [...]

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Tags: Internet · Journalism · Media · TV · Video

Breaking: Campaign Finance Violations – Library

October 22nd, 2007 · 2 Comments

A complaint has been filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance against those responsible for the Libraries Yes! tax proposal in Louisville: Craig Buthod, Director, Louisville Free Public Library Mary Griffith, Chair, Louisville Free Public Library Foundation, Inc. Louisville Free Public Library Foundation, Inc. Libraries Yes!, PIC The complaint, filed by general counsel of [...]

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Tags: Library · Politics

Rare Feat in Journalism

October 18th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I crashed an ethics party the other day. I heard that they were serving up free lessons in journalism ethics as part of Ed Manasseh’s growing program over at Bellarmine, so I showed up uninvited. Plenty of big names in the room. At my table Wednesday were WHAS-TV’s Rachel Platt and community activist Christopher 2X. [...]

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Tags: Journalism

Let’s Get Political

October 18th, 2007 · Comments Off

A Really, Really Bad Idea. Try to imagine what might happen if, say, the Courier-Journal and WHAS-TV and all the locally-owned Clear Channel radio stations had the same ownership. Or, worse, if that same company also controlled WAVE-TV. That would become a possibility if the FCC relaxes media ownership rules, which is what FCC chair [...]

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Tags: Media · Newspaper · Politics

It’s Been a Long Time

October 17th, 2007 · 2 Comments

You haven’t seen my byline in LEO in a long time, but this week I worked with editor Cary Stemle to produce a little 3,000-word cover story on the library tax referendum. All those words, and we still didn’t get into all the odd subplots of a complex story. My opinion is that the referendum, [...]

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Tags: Library · Newspaper

Humoring GLI’s Controversy

October 16th, 2007 · Comments Off

Remember Louisville’s controversy-stirring Brand Aid from a few weeks ago? Greater Louisville Inc’s strangely conceived attempt at a branding campaign dogged other metro areas and caused many of Louisville’s city leaders a bit of understandable embarrassment. In a funny turn of events a group called Push for Cheese Films has produced two hilarious spots that [...]

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Tags: Branding · Marketing · Possibility City · Video

Video: Thieneman’s Case Against Library Tax

October 15th, 2007 · Comments Off

Thieneman Presents Stance Against Louisville’s Library Tax Chris Thieneman appeared on WAVE-TV’s Hot Button Editorial segment to present his case against the library tax.

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Tags: Library · Politics · TV · Video

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

October 15th, 2007 · Comments Off

Frosty Treatment: Don’t let this one go under the radar — last week Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office sent an e-mail accelerating the GOP’s campaign to slime Graeme Frost, a 12-year-old whose story illustrates why the S-CHIP bill that Mitch opposes is a good thing. The New York Times adds to the furor exposed first in [...]

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Tags: Advertising · Blogging · Internet · Marketing · Politics · Sports

End of an Era at WHAS?

October 15th, 2007 · Comments Off

Last Friday, news director Aaron Ramey packed up a few boxes and left the WHAS-TV studio for the last time, much to the delight of many staff members. Ramey, who was brought to WHAS by former general manager Bob Klingle 2 1/2 years ago, was responsible for many changes to the station’s policies, its look [...]

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Tags: TV