TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily
KGW is looking for a News Producer. next job WTKR/WGNT TV is looking for a News Producer. next job WKOW TV is looking for a News Director. next job Bloomberg LP is looking for a Senior Producer. next job NBCUniversal is looking for a Producer, WVIT. next job WPIX11 is looking for a Line Producer. next job Vidicom is looking for a TV News Writer. next job KOB - TV is looking for a Morning Executive Producer. see all

Covering Gustav and the Conventions, and Making Sure ” is Even-Steven”

Gustav_8.28.jpg

With dire predictions of what Tropical Storm Gustav might do, the news networks are in high gear planning for coverage of the potentially catastrophic storm. That also might mean scaled back coverage of the RNC next week, depending on when and where landfall ends up. Last night on MSNBC, Chris Matthews asked “the managing editor of the NBC Nightly News” Brian Williams which story “would come in first” on Friday’s broadcast: Gustav or Sen. McCain’s VP pick. Williams:

Well, it looks like as the calendar’s going to have it, we’ll have the second answer first. We’ll have a veep, then we’re going to have landfall either late in the weekend or early next week. So mother nature will take care of that. You’ve got to put, I suppose at the end of the day, and we’re all in hypothetical land here, you’ve got to put humans before politics but you’ve got to exert a whole lot of fairness and make sure that our coverage is even-steven.

As for Gustav, it’s looking more like an early Tuesday morning landfall, possibly as a major hurricane, somewhere along the central Gulf coast.

GustavFNC_8.28.jpgHLNGustav_8.28.jpg


CNNGustav_8.28.jpgMSNBCGustav_8.28.jpg

And as my Florida weather friend Wayne Shattuck used to say….and that’s not all. Tropical Storm Eight formed in the Atlantic overnight. The Weather Channel forecasts it will strengthen into Tropical Storm Hanna later today.

TSEIght_8.28.jpg

Mediabistro Course

Get $25 OFF Podcasting

PodcastingStarting July 31, learn how to develop and create your own podcast in just a a matter of weeks! In this course you'll learn how to determine the goals of your podcast, pinpoint your concept, contact and book guests, distribute and market your podcast and more. Get $25 OFF with code CLASS25. Register now!