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Tv Can’t Thrive As Phony ‘three-legged Dog’

By: Harry A. Jessell

Jeff Jarvis and David Smith, the two keynoters at TVNewsCheck‘s NewsTECHForum in New York this week, offered the prescription for a broadcasting renaissance: revamped news content with “true, human” voices and a new broadcast standard that can keep pace in a “fast-track world.”
It’s time for some “productive panic” in TV news, said Jeff Jarvis, one of the keynote speakers at our NewsTECHForum this week By that, he meant that before things get really bad for TV news, its producers at the networks and stations ought to start ripping up some of the old ways of doing things and replacing them with the new.

First of all, I should say that Jarvis is worth listening to. He is a professor and director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism…

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