Saturday, September 15, 2012

Primary Day NY

The highlight of this week for me was covering Primary Day here in New York. There were many key races, but the one I chose to follow was the contest for Albany County District Attorney. As I mention in my radio report, "...the battle raged on in mainstream media and thru blogs and social networks..." and the disconnect between the two was amazing.

There was little overlap. TV stations WNYT and WTEN (the link is perplexingly difficult to Google or Bing: did they scrub it?) tested the water under the bridge (if there is a bride) spanning the no-man's land between traditional and citizen journalism. Each went about it in different ways. I watched election returns with David Soares' supporters at Taste in downtown Albany. After the DA declared victory, I chatted up someone who said that "we'll probably see more of this" - referring to the divided coverage mainstream vs. social media.

I always like to toss in a "behind the scenes" photo: here are all the TV reporters facing the cameras

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