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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

WFAA's 'aggressive' President Obama interview, KTRK 13 Casey Curry profile and more

Obama to WFAA reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time
"Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?" President Obama told reporter Brad Watson after an interview with WFAA 8 of Dallas, one of four interviews with local television stations at the White House on Monday. The president also says he had nothing to do with the NASA decision to snub Houston concerning a retired space shuttle.
- WFAA-TV's Brad Watson makes national news with 'aggressive' Obama interview

KTRK 13 meteorologist Casey Currey featured in LIFE+DOG magazine
Casey Curry has loved animals for as long as she can remember. Dreaming of becoming a veterinarian when she grew up, young Casey would save her allowance and babysitting money to buy books about animals, instead of comics like the rest of her friends.
- High quality video of KTRK 13 meteorologist Casey Curry on ABC's GMA
- KTRK 13 meteorologist Casey Curry fills-in on ABC's GMA

Jane Slater joins Dallas’s WFAA
Jane Slater joins Dallas’ WFAA after a stint with crosstown rival KTVT. She will deliver traffic reports for WFAA’s 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.

Pimentel replaces Flores-Paniagua in San Antonio
Columnist Veronica Flores-Paniagua has left the San Antonio Express-News. She moved to the Houston Chronicle in 2002 and returned to the Express News in 2006.

Requiem for the Flip cam, newsroom video in a box
Oh how this little simple camera hit newsrooms by storm.

Vibrant additions strengthen KWEX-TV’s S.A. news presence
Oye! San Antonio’s Univision affiliate KWEX-TV is eager to spread the word: It has expanded its local coverage of news, entertainment and lifestyle topics on both weekdays and weekends.

Newspapers and Social Media: Still Not Really Getting It
Newspapers in particular seem to have a hard time accepting the “social” part of these tools, at least when it comes to letting their journalists engage with readers as human beings.
- TV meteorologist thrives in social media tornado

Charles E. Green Awards for excellence in Journalism
Who won? Hint: Houston and Dallas Belo stations and website cleaned up.

Texas Watchdog's Mark Lisheron honored for his reporting on stimulus problems throughout Texas
Texas Watchdog's Austin bureau chief Mark Lisheron was among the Texas journalists honored by the Fort Worth Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists last weekend.

Former Houston Chron and former KTRK 13 staffers produce documentary
Stitched follows three competitive quilters as they race to complete their quilts in time for the nation's largest quilt show. Who will win Best in Show? (Thanks Susan) Correction: Jena Moreno and Nancy Sarnoff are still with the Chronicle.

KTSM starting a new show
Word is Channel 9-KTSM is planning to make a big announcement this afternoon regarding a foray into entertainment news.

KTMD to jump in to Mobile DTV pool
Broadcasting and Cable is reporting that KTMD channel 47 is adding its bandwidth to the Mobile Content Venture’s rollout of Mobile DTV.

A Texas NPR affiliate may have been vandalized
Engineers at NPR affiliate KTXK-FM (91.5) Texarkana found holes in a transmission cable on April 1, an incident that was uncovered one day before a suspicious fire damaged the transmitter of another NPR station, KUAR-FM (89.1) in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Ten realities for radio
When it comes to digital strategies, traditional media has been slow to embrace the opportunity. There have been several articles written of late spotlighting the fact that of all the traditional mediums, radio lags farthest behind in adapting a coherent digital strategy and monetizing their efforts. Here are some realities that need to be considered sooner rather than later.

- Nightly Newscasts Dying? Maybe Not
- Megyn Kelly Gives Birth to Baby Girl

- The New Digital American Family
- What You Think You Know vs. What You Need to Know About U.S. Hispanics And Media

- Former KHOU 11 traffic guy Darby Douglas is now on a bunch of radio stations
- KTRK 13 gets new 10pm newscast open
- Houston play to cover TV news troubles in 'Youwitness News'
- 91.7 KTRU signal now in UH control says FCC
- More on ABC's cancellation of All My Children and One Life to Live
- Former KTRK 13 staffers talk Marvin Zindler's legacy (PHOTOS)
- KHOU 11 assignments man Jason Jobes to Drive West COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here