Howard Owens is a digital media pioneer. He started publishing local news online in 1995 when very few local news outlets had web sites. The header image on the site depicts the film camera he used early in his career and the press pass from his year on the staff of the Carlsbad Journal. For more on Howard's professional background, read his LinkedIn profile.
HowardOwens.com is the personal web site of Howard Owens and covers his range of interests -- political localism and libertarianism, music and personal interests, as well as his professional interests.
Howard is currently publisher of The Batavian and lives in Batavia, N.Y.
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Daily Archives: November 21, 2006
Meet Brian Stelter. I’d never heard of him, but every TV executive has. His blog has become a must-read at the highest reaches of the TV news industry, according to the NYT.
Mr. Stelterâ€™s blog (tvnewser.com), a seven-day-a-week, almost 24-hour-a-day newsfeed of gossip, anonymous tips, newspaper article links and program ratings, has become a virtual bulletin board for the industry.
It is read religiously by network presidents, media executives, producers and publicists, not for any stinging commentary from Mr. Stelter, whose style is usually described as earnest, but because it provides a quick snapshot of the industry on any given day. HabituÃ©s include Mr. Williams and Jonathan Klein, the president of CNNâ€™s domestic operations, who long ago offered up his cellphone number to Mr. Stelter.
â€œThe whole industry pays attention to his blog,â€? said Jeffrey W. Schneider, a senior vice president of ABC News. â€œIt would not surprise me if I refreshed my browser 30 to 40 times a day.â€?
Hit for Mr. Schneider: Get an RSS reader. I’m adding Stelter to my blog roll and RSS reader.
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