Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Sounds Like They Really Mean It....

Attention Townspeople, moms and days, boys and girls, and all you little animals gathered around the radio.....

Flood warnings are in FULL effect.

Not 1/2 effect, not 3/4's effect, but by golly, FULL effect. Please make a note of it. 

Why do the kids in the WOWO news room feel the need to add extra adjectives to their news stories? Adding the word FULL is redundant and superfluous. You see, kids, warnings are either IN effect or NOT in effect. Saying they are in FULL effect shows ignorance and inexperience.

In other WOWO News...

The Maven wonders, is that a FULL cow in the FULL road, and should drivers use FULL caution, or just partial caution?

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Please Tell Me.....

WANE TV, please tell me what a high school hockey game has to do with the somber remembrance of a local homicide victim during The Longest Night Memorial Walk?

Hint: shouldn't your text story match the video report?

Of course, WANE TV didn't mean to insult the family and friends of Samuel Hendrix, this is just a case of overworked, underpaid "journalists" feeding the "content monster" and making a mistake.  

UPDATE: WANE TV has apparently corrected the error. Find the story here:  http://wane.com/2016/12/21/homicide-victim-among-those-remembered-during-longest-night-walk

At any rate, the Maven asks you to remember Samuel and the other 47 homicide victims this year.  Who speaks for them? 

The JG has a good story about the Longest Night Walk here:  http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/Walking-to-remember-homeless-16946223

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Email of the Week

Apparently there are some angry typists out there in media land. 

Either someone has an extremely thin skin, or they need to stick to the decaf. 

In addition, your investigative skills are rather poor. The Maven is not retired, has not taught English, driven a truck or hauled garbage.

And one more thing, who the hell is MARK?

Friday, December 16, 2016

Safest Job In The World

The safest job in Fort Wayne, at least. 

Typing news stories in the media. 

WOWO has a classic example:

And, as usual, no one reads their final product....

The story is here: http://www.wowo.com/iu-board-trustees-approves-ipfw-realignment-2-schools/

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Still Can't Type

They pushed 12 people out the door, including a 30+ and a 40+ year employee.......

but they apparently missed the klutz that can't type.

With all the money we're hearing that Quincy is pouring into WPTA, they still turn out embarrassments like this. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Journal Gazette: The Komets are Facists? Who knew?

Why the media look foolish. 

They send out a tweet, promoting a news story.

When one clicks on the link......they get quite a different story. 

Not sure what Hitler has to do with the Komets. Perhaps the Journal Gazette can explain. 

According To Our Cameraman....

Perhaps the writer is confused, but usually someone in authority provides official details about fires in the city. Many times that's a public information officer or fire commander on the scene. 

But in what can be considered a first, a WANE TV photographer has now officially declared that the fire is out, and that no one was home at the time. Maybe the on-scene reporter was too  busy having a smoke or was updating their Facebook page to bother someone in authority for official details of the fire. Or, maybe, WANE TV no longer sends reporters to "routine" stories and the cameraman had to shoot the scene and report the story. 

In the brave new world of 21st century local TV reporting, this may be the trend.