Sports anchor launches blog

Local television personalities and staffers are beginning to get serious in the blogosphere, and I think that’s a good thing. Local TV needs to get involved in what people are talking about in their communities, and a great place to start is with bloggers. And what better way to get involved than to join the discussions by blogging?

News photographers seem to make excellent bloggers, and there are two worth noting here — Stewart (aka “Lenslinger”) Pittman’s thoughtful Viewfinder Blues and the edgy Little Lost Robot.

There are a few local anchor blogs, and now there’s a local sports anchor blog to report. John Dwyer, sports director for WKRN-TV here in Nashville, has started a blog, DwyerWire, where he breaks what he calls the “3‑minute habit,” referring to the time limitations of the sports segment.

For nearly 20 years, my on-air philosophy is one of delivering the facts, avoiding commentary. What we call in the biz- “story count”- matters, with each cast timed literally to the second. What I think is NOT the story. The limited time during a NEWS‑2 sportscast simply doesn’t allow for editorializing. I’m comfortable with that but also feel that my life experiences in doing my “dream job” have allowed me to accumulate a wealth of interesting antidotes that, until now, haven’t had a forum.
Take a look at John’s blog. I think it’s going to be a good one.

(disclosure: I helped John get his blog going)

Comments

  1. Thanks for the plug, Terry. I’m humbled to be in the same company as LLR. Keep preaching the good word, some of us are listening…

  2. Thanks for the plug, Terry. I’m humbled to be in the same company as LLR. Keep preaching the good word, some of us are listening…

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