March 29th, 2012
The local news — local TV news and local newspapers — are not only the farm team for national news and national newspapers, but that’s where we get all our information. If something important happens in the country — somehere in Oklahoma, there’s got to be good reporters in Oklahoma who go cover it, who tell the rest of the country what’s happening there and if all of the local reporters get cut, we’re screwed.
Rachel Maddow discusses the state of the news media with Howard Stern. They also discuss the media outlets they love.  Read more on JIMROMENESKO.COM.
October 7th, 2011
As social media matures, new opportunities are arising for content producers. Social TV, for instance, has exploded in 2011. While terms like “cross-media” and “transmedia” have only started to become part of the media lexicon, technology advances are creating new opportunities for content creators and audiences to engage with one another – an experience I call ‘intermedia.
October 5th, 2011
I share the surprises I’ve uncovered with the viewer. Before I write, I outline my surprises and build up to each.
September 30th, 2011
September 21st, 2011
September 9th, 2011


Designing For 5 Screens: PC, Mobile, TV & More

Finally, Nielsen touches on 3 emerging areas of usability: TVs, very small screens (such as items with embedded RFID chips) and very large screens (such as smart buildings). According to Nielsen, each will need its own UI.

Most companies won’t need to focus on designing for the 3 emerging screen types. Television is the one most likely to need attention in the near future. Currently, writes Nielsen, “designing for TV is relevant primarily for companies in the entertainment or consumer electronics industries.” However he thinks that if interactive TV usability “improves substantially,” then more companies will need to pay attention to that platform.

Mobile and desktop are the 2 user experiences that most companies need to worry about. The other 3 are dependent on what industry you’re in. Regardless of how many screens targeted, Nielsen recommends that companies factor in these two things: create “separate and distinct UI designs for device categories that are sufficiently different” and retain the feel of a product family across devices.

Via RWW’s Richard MacManus

Reblogged from The FJP
August 23rd, 2011

Local TV Newscasts Expanding

"ST. LOUIS — Coming soon to this city’s television screens: more news at 4 in the morning, again at 10, and at 4 in the afternoon.

KSDK, the local NBC affiliate, is adding newscasts to those time slots next month, giving it six and a half hours of local news each weekday, its highest count to date.

As in many other markets, the news is starting earlier than ever in the morning, and replacing “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in the afternoon.To supply it in St. Louis, KSDK is hiring 10 people and buying new cameras and trucks.

This is what the rebound in local television looks like. Three years after the business buckled under the weight of the advertising recession, the more popular stations in markets like St. Louis are adding newscasts and in some cases employees — though not as many as were dismissed during the downturn.”

Read more about the factors that have led to this increase here

August 23rd, 2011

This Recording slips into the Muppet Factory in their piece “Jim Henson’s Boulevard,” looking into the creation and execution of a landmark television series and the man behind the magic. 

Lot of great photos, audio, and video, including touching scenes from Jim Henson’s “bizarre” funeral service.

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