Wednesday, April 19, 2006

So much for pink

Maybe I don't pay attention much, but I recently noticed an odd inconsistency on WBRE's website. Compare this bio picture of Lyndall Stout...

...with her picture in the anchor lineup at the top of the page.

Do you see it? It's the exact same picture, except in the headline banner, Stout's pink coat turns black. Almost like someone photoshopped one on her. Perhaps someone thought the pink would contrast with the black sportscoats worn by the anchors?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those all sound like great questions Mr. Beale. You should ask the super awesome Promotions and Art Department that question.. since everything else on the air with color doesn't match.

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9:59 AM  
Blogger Howard Beale said...

So it's my blog and I'll post about what I want. :)

10:23 AM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

I think it's a neat observation. No big deal, but one of those small things that make life interesting.

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've seen college TV stations with better graphics then WBREww.

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

touchy, touchy, Howard.

I think the original poster was only slamming the fantabulous talent that makes up the promotions closet on Franklin St.

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surprise Surprise, take a peek at WYOU's banner, then take a look at Scott Stuccio's bio picture. He has his shoulders turned to one side in the banner, and another side for his bio. Now that's orignial. One more reason why WYOU still is Lackawanna County's News Source. Hey, if you got Lackawanna covered to the max, why bother with the other 20-some counties

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh My God! I never noticed that! Good catch! Knowing who is running the WBRE promotions department, that doesn't surprise me!

Not to change subject, but who is disgusted over the promos that WBRE airs. I think they are horrible. The especially push in your face "ON YOUR SIDE" which gets very tiresome.

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"On your side" I think that leaves a bad taste in the mouth of some viewers and those of us in TV.

We're supposed to be JOURNALISTS! We're not on anyone's "side"

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Mr. 2:22pm up there should actually watch the local stations before posting. WYOU has not promoted themselves as "Lackawanna County's News Source" in over a year.

Please, try to keep up.

10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Journalists?!? Ahahahahaha....ohh hahahahaha! That's a good one. Journalists! Woo! That's really good.

The only sad thing about it is if you're actually in the business and still believe there's some chance that there's any amount of "journalism" involved. But thanks for the laugh.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If WBRE is "on our side," I wish they'd be on someone else's side instead. With the low ratings they get, they'd shouldn't be worried about the pink outfit their anchor is wearing. Just another fine, fine example of why they are poor broadcasters.

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any journalism in local TV is minimal at best, there is barely a trace of it. The most basic, elemental, inviolable commandment of "Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How." is consistently neglected by reporters. And if they're doing it here, just imagine how bad it is in market #107.

All that matters is the stand-up, make sure that stand-up sizzles, the story and its construction is secondary, maybe even tertiary, to that stand-up. Who's to blame? Academia, no doubt about it. American colleges began pumping out broadcast journalism grads over twenty years ago because it was an easy way to make money.

6:55 PM  

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