Archive for June, 2012

WHO WAS FIRST WITH SUPREME COURT DECISION? WHO CARES!!

    Rem Rieder, editor and senior vice president of American Journalism Review has written an enlightening article (below) regarding how the news networks covered the recent Supreme Court health care ruling.  He points out that a PR Flack from Bloomberg News is now bragging his organization broke the story by 24 ...

NEWS STORY COMES TO 41 ACTION NEWS

    In most cases, journalists have to go somewhere to cover news stories.     In the case of KSHB 41 Action News in Kansas City, a story came to them Friday evening as the Police were called to the studio at 4720 Oak Street after a hit-and-run suspect tried to make a getaway and ran right into the station’s employee parking lot.     KSHB anchor Christa Dubill (in photo

BLABBERMOUTH OWNER A MEDIA DISASTER

     "Before anything else, preparation is the key to success." ---Alexander Graham Bell       It began as a front-page story by award-winning Kansas City Star reporter Christine Vendel about a young man who created a W...

KC’s KCWE A NATIONWIDE RATINGS LEADER

   In May 2012, KCWE, Kansas City’s CW, delivered exceptionally high CW prime time ratings, enough to earn the station top rankings among CW affiliates nationwide, according to a news release issued by KMBC.      KMBC/KCWE is part of Hearst Television, Inc., a national multi-media company, that owns and operates 29 local television stations and two local radio stations, serving 30 U.S. ...

KANSAS BROTHERS’ AG VIDEO GOING VIRAL

   A unique video put out by three Kansas brothers from Assaria, Kansas, to promote farming (SEE BELOW) is on its way to becoming a viral hit on YouTube with currently nearly a million views in just two days.    The video “I’m Farming and I Grow It” was created by Greg, Nathan and Kendal Peterson to promote the importance of agriculture. It is a unique way to get acro...

BLACK EYE FOR JOURNOS: CNN, FOX NEWS WRONG ON HEALTHCAR..

   In the race to be the first to break a major news story, both CNN and Fox News blew one of the biggest stories of the year.    According to the Huffington Post, "CNN and Fox News were left with egg on their faces on Thursday, as they got the Supreme Court'...

TEARY-EYED CURRY SIGNS OFF ‘TODAY SHOW’

    Ann Curry had an emotional sendoff after nearly 15 years with the "Today" show as she and staffers blubbered for nearly five minutes about her time "as a groundbreaker" on the show and all the wonderful people she worked with in that time.     In reality, many NBC affiliates are

WHB’S ST. JOHN UPBEAT DESPITE HEART ISSUES

    WHB's popular morning sports talk host Steven St. John is pretty upbeat for a guy who will learn next week if he will have to undergo open heart surgery in the near future.     St. John, 39,  told Bottom Line that about two years ago he was experiencing shortness of breath and found himself getting tired easily.  His wife told him to get checked out, and after an overnight hospital ...

LEN DAWSON NAMED ROZELLE BROADCASTING AWARD RECIPIENT

     In Kansas City there are two athletes who stand out above all others: The Kansas City Chiefs' legendary quarterback Len Dawson, and Royals' Hall of Famer George Brett.     Both have remained in the limelight over the years even though Dawson played in his last game in 1975 and Brett in 1993.  In reality, Dawson, who turned 77 last week, really has never left the media limelight. ...

THOMPSON’S FORECAST WITHOUT FANCY GRAPHICS

    How hot is it in Kansas City?  Here is what WDAF-Fox 4 meteorologist Joe Lauria posted on his blog today:    "Meanwhile in KS a few small communities hit 113°, nearly making KS the hottest spot on EARTH. Only a few stations in the Middle East got warmer (117°) It was close Kansas!"     Lauria and Fox's long-time chief meteorologist Mike Thompson, who joined the st...