Friday, October 29, 2010

The Random Pixels 30 second guide to the Miami Media Food Chain

Ever wonder how your favorite TV station or website reports a story and delivers it to your TV set or your computer?

Here's a quick primer.

Oct. 21: WPLG Channel 10 learns about an apparent hookworm infestation on certain parts of Miami Beach and inaction on the part of the Miami-Dade Health Department to deal with the problem.

Oct. 27: Channel 10 follows up on the story.

Oct. 28: A week after their first report, Channel 10 reports the "Miami-Dade County Health Department said Thursday that tests confirmed the presence of hookworm on Miami Beach, and officials called the situation an outbreak.

Oct. 29, 8:46am: Eight days after Channel 10's first report, NBC Miami's crack Investiagtive Team swings into action and a story is finally posted on the station's website. NBC Miami doesn't bother to mention that WPLG has been all over the story for a week. (Actually NBC Miami doesn't have an I-Team. They just steal stuff.)

Oct. 29, 1:16pm: Kyle Munzenrieder at Miami New Times posts an item on the hookworm infestation after apparently reading it on NBC Miami's Website. (I'm going easy on Munzenrieder however. After all, he did catch the Miami Herald linking to a hard-core porn site today!)

And where is the Miami Herald on this story? Nowhere to be found. They're busy putting together the Big Thanksgiving Turkey-Palooza Issue.

1 comment:

  1. Good catch, Bill, but unfortunately, even though TV beat the Herald on the story, they got a lot of the actual facts wrong.


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