Here’s an ironic juxtaposition.
Lost Remote has this post about a swimsuit model filling in as a TV newscast anchor as part of a reality TV series.
A few doors down is this post about newspaper vlogs not having sufficient talent to compete with TV. The quote:
A lot of what goes into a TV newscast is the appeal of the presenters because of their communication skillsâ€¦. If you don’t have credible presenters, [the user] can just click on the stories.? (Allan Horlick, president and GM of Gannett’s WUSA)
I guess there’s talent, and then there is TALENT. You know, the kind of talent you need during sweeps.
“Talent” is one of the things I hate the most about TV news, and it upsets me that anyone cares about bringing that stupidity over to Internet video. I hope all the Internet video newscasts would fail so we can focus on real video storytelling.
Go Angela! Don’t lay the old template of broadcast onto the new medium of Internet!