Friday, May 13, 2005

Fiber Film Fest in the news

Yesterday's launch of the Fiber Film Festival got excellent media coverage.

Both KATC and KLFY covered the story in their evening news rotations. KATC has a short story on their web site and KLFY provides a link to the film festival site.

The Advocate and the Advertiser both have news stories this morning. The Advocate's story, unfortunately, isn't online—something that happens occasionally—but is worth picking up for the quotes. Even if one of them, on slyness, is from me.

The Advertiser's story, Lights, camera - fiber!, is online (they're more reliable that way) and recounts the basics. We've got a reversion to the "he said, she said" style of news reporting, however. Apparently, the announcement of a film festival is the occasion to call the corporations and ask if they have any way to inform the public that they'd like to announce too. So we get a quick treat of the mention of BellSouth's long-established speaker's bureau and a little bit of the party line about risk. I've complained about "he said, she said" reporting before on these pages, so I won't go into all that again; but suffice it to say, it's not the road to good journalism.

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