Monday, July 24, 2017

Commentary on corporate videos in local news programming, broadcasters promoting cruelty to sea fish, and unprofessional introductions

 (note: this commentary was originally written on the Sunday of the twenty-third day of this July)
  • WPMI-TV and other local TV stations across the United States should not be required to have certain videos from their holding company (or "parent" company) featured on their local news programs (such as portions of segments for a national TV program of theirs named "Full Measure" and commentaries by a member of theirs named Boris Epshteyn). None of them should be required to have them at all.
  • If I were in charge of one of the local news operations for one of the local TV stations in southwest Alabama, I would had not allowed for any of its members to use one of its local TV programs to promote activities dedicated to capturing fish or other sea creatures. If I or they wanted to use these programs to talk about activities, I would had instructed them to talk about them same way they would (or should) talk about other subjects in news reports (in objective, impartial, and professional ways).
  • I thought the way one of the videos of news reports on the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the evening hours of the Saturday of the twenty-second day of this July was introduced was very unprofessional and very inappropriate (it was introduced by the news presenter from the program (Kati Weis)): "So, is the man from Tufts University tough enough to handle the rough and tumble world of Donald Trump and the White House communications department? Well Mister Trump thinks so, as he replaced his old press secretary and communications director Sean Spicer on Friday. FOX News correspondent Garrett Tenney has all the details."

No comments:

Post a Comment