Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Journalism 101 AKA: Why You Should Always Check Your Sources

On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 1:26 PM, NJ.Com (the online home for several printed newspaper outlets such as "The Star Ledger", "Today's Sunbeam", and "Cranford Chronicle," to name a few, posted a story stating "Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. and John Burzichelli on Wednesday called for the overhaul of NJTV in light of what they say is the public broadcasting station’s latest failure to provide New Jersey residents with important coverage of state news.".

(A screen shot of the article can be seen below -- and clicking it will bring you to the actual page)

Now, this report, quoting sources such as NJ Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan and NJ Assemblyman John Burzichelli, would not be so embarrassing if it had bothered going through the effort of getting a statement from the Public Broadcasting Station. Though, if they had done that, they may have discovered just how wrong Assemblymen Patrick Diegnan and John Burzichelli were.

Here are some clips from NJTV's live broadcast of NJ Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce's memorial service:

Watch Governor Christie Eulogizes Assemblyman Alex DeCroce on PBS. See more from WNJT.

Watch Politicians React to Alex DeCroce's Death on PBS. See more from WNJT.

The full broadcast to come as it becomes available online.

Edit Jan. 12, 2012

Here's the full broadcast version. Video starts at about 27 seconds in.

Watch NJToday Special Report: Governor Christie Eulogizes Alex DeCroce on PBS. See more from WNJT.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ham Hits 1000

Not really a major thing, especially considering that 1000 views is not very much in a world where 56,000,000 is not uncommon, but at the same time, 1000 views of a video you created (and not pirated) is not an easy feat all the same and marks a noteworthy milestone.

So, with that said, my documentary Ham, which I did in college and then uploaded just over a year ago, has hit 1000 views! Thank you all for watching!

If you haven't seen it yet, you can view it here:

Ham from Matthew Chao on Vimeo.

On September 11th 2001, towers one and two of Manhattan's World Trade Center came crashing down, taking communications for the city of New York with them. This is a story about what happened next.

or in the little play window on the right of this page.