Earlier, I said — more video, less production.
I’ve also been second guessing in my own mind the idea of a newspaper doing a video of recapped headlines, sort of a TV-like newscast.
I just checked out Roanoke’s TimesCast for the first time. I’d just like to know how it’s doing for them on traffic/popularity, because it’s mighty engaging. What makes it good, of course, are the people — they inject verve and personality into every segment. This isn’t just a static restatement of the news, but a very creative and un-TV-like approach to news.
“Ohhright.” Looks like they have fun with it. Pretty neat.
5:25 am ?! I’m outta here!
Doesn’t work on Firefox or Safari… so I guess they’re doing something wrong.
Worked on FireFox (on Mac) for me.
Works for me in Firefox 188.8.131.52 on Windows XP … maybe you don’t have Flash Player 9?
Howard — Thank you for the “kudos” —
I am the Multimedia Editor at roanoke.com — and the one who makes sure the TimesCast is working correctly — I designed and implemented the cast and handle the technical stuff. — The player should work back to Flashplayer 6 .
We really enjoy putting out the TimesCast. Any questions you have about it or any other piece of multimedia we do — I am very willing to answer via email or on the phone.
btw — check out or sports timescast
— here is a link to the FAQ to find out more about the TimesCast itself.
Seth M. Gitner
The Roanoke Times/roanoke.com
Did you happen to see the Halloween TimesCast? Laugh out loud funny!
I swore I had the latest Flash download… Hopefully that’s the problem…
you should not be having any problems — I am very intrigued by your technical issue — please contact me directly — my info can be found at http://www.sethgitner.com
also Angela — the Halloween Cast is the best one ever — yes it is a “TRUE TALKING HEAD” — The real brains behind that goes to our daily timescast multimedia producer — Daine — the man behind the camera —
he should take credit for the great post production work he does 5 days a week.