I was on a pretty decent panel at the National Association of Broadcasters this week, talking with mostly local news execs about networked journalism and all that, of course. Steve Safran at Lost Remote covered it. Someone from a station group showed a nifty site where they are accepting and sharing — without filtering — news reports from the public. I liked it and don’t mean to take away from that one bit. But I had to chortle when the big example of breaking news the station had gotten from it turned out to be, of course, the one thing nearest and dearest to the heart of local TV news people: Just what we need: more fires.
by Jeff Jarvis