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Warning! Lawsuits! Be Careful Out There!

Posted on July 24th, 2014 Written on michael's blog

  I have been writing blogs for about seven years now. I used to us a lot of pictures to illustrate the points I wanted to make.   These were mostly images I found on the web. If I was talking about a 'Revoution' in video, I might use a painting of the French Revolution. There was so much stuff on the web. All I had to do was 'Google' image search and there were the choices. It made the pieces nicer to look at, I thought.

Robots To Start Writing Stories for the AP

Posted on July 1st, 2014 Written on michael's blog

  Pulitzer Prizes 2020: " I want to thank all the little people who helped...." Poynter reported today that The Associate Press will start using robots to write business stories.    AP will announce Monday that it plans to use automation technology from a company called Automated Insights to produce stories about earnings reports. The software m

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Posted on June 30th, 2014 Written on michael's blog
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  CBS News announced with great fanfare that their correspondent Margaret Brennan (above) had "Produced, shot and reported live from Baghdad!" Here's the story from Media Bistro: On her iPad!!! Amazing!! What an achievement!!! The video is... in a word... terrible. Shaky. Messy. If she worked for me, I would pull her off assignment and put her through the 4-day video training

Tags : CBS , News , Margaret , Brennan , Iraq

Taking Country Music Photography Into Video

Posted on June 27th, 2014 Written on michael's blog

  Guthrie Trapp in Video There is nothing I like better than a chance to work with some of the world's greatest still photographers and take them into video. This week, I was priviledged to work 1 on 1 with Jim McGuire, a man many consider to be one of the greatest portrait photographers in the business.   His specialty, for the past 30 odd years, has been Nashville's country and western musicians.  Check out his book, NASH

The Tragedy of NY Times Video

Posted on June 19th, 2014 Written on michael's blog

  Video by Margaret Cheatham Williams I am old Or at least older And for that reason, I am one of those increasingly rare people who still watch The Evening News on television. You can tell by the ads who the rest of the audience is.   Depends  Denture Creams Viagra (or Cialis) I am only glad they are not advertising funeral parlors (yet). But as a long-time viewer of televison network news, (and local from time to time), I can tell you that it is singular

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