Last night, technical difficulties prevented Tallahassee TV station WCTV from airing its 11 p.m. newscast. The newsroom kept the updates flowing on WCTV.tv, Facebook and Twitter, and it also posted a few videos of anchor Lee Gordon reading stories from the newscast. The videos — which appeared to be shot from a phone — appeared on the stations’ site and its Facebook page.
Perhaps not the ideal viewing experience, but it illustrates some ingenuity in a 24/7 social media world. It also reminds us of WSOC-TV last year. With the newsroom evacuated after a gunman appeared in the station’s lobby, newsroom staff tweeted videos of the anchors reporting the story from the parking lot.
(Thanks Alex for the tip!)
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