Joe Peyronin, former President Fox News now at NYU
Well, this just goes to show you that if you wait long enough, anything can happen.
Like the case of Joe Peyronin.
He used to be the President of Fox News, when the network was just getting started.
He was, in fact, the first President of Fox News.Â I knew him before that, when he was running CBS News' Washington Bureau.
I was just starting VNI with 102 VJs around the world, mostly NPR Radio journalists now with video cameras.
What a great opportunity- supply Fox News with a global corps of highly trained VJs.
So I went to see Joe at Fox and suggested the concept.
They used Beta Crews, you know, like everyone else.
Now, don't get me wrong, Joe is a very nice guy.
But now, I am delighted (and astonished and not surprised) to read in Huffington Post that Joe has become a big booster of the VJ model - suggesting that all students at NYU's Journalism School, where he is currently teaching, learn to shoot and cut and produce.
So very tragic that we must wait so long for enlightenment.
How differnt Fox News might have been.
The article in Huffington is appropriately entitled "Video Journalism: Past and Future".