Farewell To The Photog

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—The Obscure Penguin— Some of the best experiences (and a couple of the worst) I’ve had working in news, have been the time spent with news photographers, or videographers.  In the old days a reporter and photographer would go off to do a story together, a duo with separate functions, but working to achieve the […]

The Value Of Local News

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—The Obscure Penguin— You know after you milk a cow and you let the milk sit, the cream rises to the top.  You’ve probably heard that saying, referring to excellence. Producers have a way to modify that.  They call it homogenization. The fat droplets are emulsified, meaning they mix with the rest of the milk.  […]

The Obscure Penguin

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—The Obscure Penguin— I’m no longer working at ABC 7 but I’m moving toward a situation in which I hope I can make more of an impact on the industry I’ve worked in for a quarter of a century.  That makes it sound longer than “more than twenty years,” right?  That’s the business I’m in.  […]