Broadcast TV news.. what exactly does that mean anymore. Anchor reporter Susan Bahorich has some thoughts. I got to know Susan in the early 2000s in small market TV. There was a lot of being a one-man-band for reporters then, where you have to do everything that goes into putting together news packages pretty much solo. Higher market stations have different workflows, with photojournalists, editors, assistant editors and more, on top of the usual newsroom and production staff.
Susan talks about changes she’s seen in broadcast news, the typical workflow, and telling a story.
Music for this week’s show is from the live studio music and interview show Aux Send.
This episode is a conversation with live TV news director Frank Corbett. Frank talks about the day-to-day working life of a freelance director in the largest TV market in the United States: New York City. From working mainly with two different clients, MSNBC and New York One, Frank gets to experience an almost entirely automated work environment to a bustling “newsroom” of activity.
Frank talks about his path into TV (he had no real interest), the stations he’s worked in in his relatively short career, and what it’s like to be one of the younger director in cable news.
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