WKRN TV in Nashville is becoming a — maybe the — leader in understanding and exploiting the value of citizens’ media (thanks to good advice from Terry Heaton and Michael Rosenblum). They just held a training session for viewers to shoot news video. Now that’s the ticket: empower the people and everyone will win.
: The Lenslinger, a local TV news cameraman who would be threatened if he weren’t so smart, adds:
Broadcasters and bloggers sharing ideas, stating views and trading tips. Say what you will about WKRN’s other endeavors, any station that opens the doors other emerging media has my respect. Via Terry Heaton, we learn the Nashville station recently held their first ever video training session for area bloggers. Twenty local push-button publishers signed up for the event, which included classroom and field work.
Cool, this breakdown of barrier between town-crier and passersby intrigues me greatly. Many in the camera community shriek at the loss of lenscraft inevitable in this transfer of tools to amateur hands. They have a point, but that ship has sailed. It left port around the time tiny lenses hit the markets, which makes all those dusty old Betamax and VHS Cameras pioneering vessels in a shifting seascape, stalwart galleons tossed about in The Age of Convergence…