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Compassion Competition: Great Television & Great Service, Too

On Thursday’s Showbiz Tonight, David Haffenreffer talked the morning shows’ compassion competition. “When is it OK for a journalist to get involved in a story that they’re covering?,” he asked. NBC News VP Mark Lukasiewicz explained his POV: “We don’t confuse our role as journalists, which we understand and we think we do well and are proud of, with this other responsibility we have to try to work in other ways, as well. We’re journalists, but we’re also human beings.”

> I said: “Both NBC and ABC staffers have said to me, ‘We realize this is great TV, a great promotional effort for us, but it’s also a great service. So it’s fulfilling both goals.”

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Create Quick Video for the Web

Create Quick Video for the WebLearn how to shoot, edit, and encode online video! Starting October 4, write video scripts and story outlines, shoot and edit film, and broadcast your work on video-sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo. Students will get hands-on experience with a Canon HDV camera and Final Cut in this course. Register now!