Friday, April 06, 2007

Oh the Horror!

What would happen in your newsroom if there was a small flood and the power went out?

(And remember, no power means no computer access.)

The folks at NPR's Talk of the Nation were forced to rediscover pen and paper yesterday -- yikes! And mind you, that show must go on the air live.

As for the flood... that happened on NPR's third floor, home of TOTN. (And if I were still working there on the second floor, I probably would've taken a loooooong walk around the block, to avoid having flashbacks of my own flooding scare last summer.)

Still, there's a silver lining to it all. Producer Barry Hardymon says she had to pick up the -- *gasp!* -- hard copy of the New York Times, since she couldn't get online. And, she says, she found some pretty interesting stuff in the back of the paper. Which made me think, you know... we're all young and tech-savvy, but we shouldn't wait until there's a minor disaster to up pick reading material off the web.

Besides, we've gotta support Talia. :-)

Posted by Veronica Marché at 3:00 PM | link

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Got that right: Keep Talia employed!

Seriously, though, the print edition has a lot of great stories that people would never click on via the Website. Plus, the Internet doesn't give you that same story flow, the same feeling of satisfaction when you look to the ruffled newsprint to your side and see the inkstains on your hands.

Oh, I love my industry. Keep print alive! (Why am I so militant these days?)

Posted by Blogger T Dot @ 3:15 PM, April 06, 2007 #

Um, you have to keep me employed too.!I'm working on becoming a multimedia queen, but I still gotta write in the mean time.

Up with hard copies!!

Posted by Blogger Vdizzle @ 10:12 PM, April 06, 2007 #

Hard Copy is a wonderful thing. That's why as long as there are some people who don't want to zip around ads and web site registration to get the story, newspapers will be around.

Posted by Blogger Chris @ 2:16 PM, April 07, 2007 #

I actually have a hard time reading things on a computer screen, so I'll probably always want to read a print edition.

Up with hard copies, indeed!

Posted by Blogger Aaron Morrison @ 10:44 PM, April 07, 2007 #
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