journalism


27
Feb 19

A few quick links

Shows the students did last night:

Another television show thing:

It’s going to snow this weekend. Because that’s what March is for, I guess.


8
Feb 19

To help you ease into your weekend …

Here are three sports programs the sports crew produced in the studio last night. This first one is the weekly talk show, four people sitting around talking about sports:

This is a highlight show, which features various Indiana sports and the crew is showing you the highlights and telling what’s been going on with each program:

And this is a condensed highlight show, for those people who are interested in IU sports, but can’t watch a full-length program:

You are too busy and you should watch more programming, really. They are having a lot of fun making it:

I was back in the studio this morning for a take on the old Dating Game show. That should be out early next week.

A game I’ve been running on Twitter has concluded:

What do you think? Did the voters get it right? What should have made the final round? Even if you have an entirely different set of songs, at least one of these is now stuck in your head. You are, of course, welcome for that.


6
Feb 19

Video things

Time in the studio last night. We’ve started experimenting with a one-anchor desk. It could become a great thing. Allison Zeithammer is holding things down this week:

Also, National Weather Person Day is apparently a thing. I know a lot of meteorologists and weather people, and we had two of them hanging out in the studio last night. So they did a little thing with them:

This is my favorite thing of the day:


25
Jan 19

To a warmer weekend than I’ll have

By each of our office doors, there is a little plastic name plate. And beneath the name plate there is a little piece of bulletin board cork. They are maybe five inches wide and four inches tall. On mine I have a business card. Most people leave little notes about their office hours. Right now, a journalism colleague has this on his:

Perhaps this explains why we get along.

Spent this morning, which was stupid cold, in the television studio watching a student production come to life.

It was stupid cold outside:

If I keep saying that, maybe it will warm me up.

Here are the YouTube versions of the shows the sports crew produced in-studio last night. First up, the weekly clip show:

Then there’s the talk show:

And this is the new project, a brief social media only digest they’re calling The Chase:

This evening I stopped by the local tailoring concern to pick up two pairs of suit pants. The recent snow was occupying several parking spots, and the Friday evening crowds took up the rest. I had to walk a fair amount of way in that cold cold. But then I saw this person’s parking effort.

The license plate implies the driver might be a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. So thanks for your service and all. And kudos on parking over the snow pile. But you double parked.


16
Jan 19

Some fun videos for you today

These first two videos are some my students made. These are their first shows of the new semester; they’re getting back into the flow of things with some new crew who are coming up to speed quite rapidly. First, Hoosier News Source, a news show:

Then they produced What’s Up Weekly, which is a happenings and pop culture kind of show.

Here’s one I enjoyed today: Why it’s almost impossible to ride a bike 60 kilometers in one hour. It explains some of the effort and tech and physiology behind the fabled One Hour record:

You or I? We would not break that record. We wouldn’t even flirt with frightening it that we might fracture it.