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Tweet Follow me Jeff Zucker, the still-new President of CNN even though he’s into his first year on the job (time flies) is poised to kill Atlanta-based CNN as we know it. Zucker told Mike Allen and Alex Weprin of Capital New York that he wants news coverage with more of an attitude and “The goal for the next six months, is that we need more shows and less newscasts.” That means far less of what built CNN and even gave it its name: the Cable News Network. CNN became famous for its 24-hour presentation...

Tweet Follow me The Atlanta Social Madness Contest, the online Atlanta business social media measuring stick comparison game by the Atlanta Business Chronicle locally and Bizjournals nationally, and that has scores determined via a combination of votes, and Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin followers and activity, is being gamed. The problem this blogger noticed is based on the idea that once a person votes for Company XYZ, the system locks out that person’s ability to vote. That is, the “vote”...

Tweet Follow me Atlanta, Georgia – As regular readers of my blog know, I travel back and forth between Atlanta and Oakland. Mom is here, and much of my occupational and personal life is in Oakland. At first, I really didn’t know anyone, and being 40 miles outside the city makes it harder still to meet folks. Fortunately my involvement in Comcast’ Atlanta Vid Blogger Nation and getting to know a number of people in Atlanta’s growing social media culture have helped. Social media connects...

Tweet Follow me Yep. I’m back on Saturday night editing video material from my one-day, first time trip to the site of the Academy Awards and to give you an idea of what it’s like to be on The Red Carpet. It was a total blast! For some reason getting used to this BlackBerry after swearing by an iPhone only to be the victim of a massive fraud scheme by AT&T, and that’s what it is, I haven’t used the phone’s camera or video capabilities. It’s just that the iPhone syncs really...

Tweet Follow me Embedded video from CNN Video I had the pleasure of sharing my iReport story with CNN’s anchor Richard Lui who’s a fellow Cal Berkeley graduate like myself. The original video on CNN is below and I told my story live today at CNN Headquarters. Thanks to Henry Hanks of the CNN iReport team and to the producers at CNN.  Original video: ...

Tweet Follow me If you’re on Twitter you may have noticed – or may not have seen — that I just landed in Denver.  But here I am after having caught a flight from Oakland to this hub with the intent of catching another flight to Atlanta.  That flight, UAL 7515, which was to leave at about 7 PM, was delayed to 9:19 PM, giving me time to catch up on stuff like blogging.  I think this is the fourth time I’ve been at DIA this year, the other three trips courtesy of my work at the...

Tweet Follow me MARTA warns of big fare hikes, major cuts | ajc.com: “MARTA’s top administrator on Monday warned of steep fare hikes and drastic cuts in passenger services if the transit agency cannot find more revenue sources to make up for a projected $60 million revenue shortfall. “We are talking about a Draconian — unbelievably Draconian — reduction in service,” said MARTA general manager Beverly Scott. “There is not enough stuff that one can touch where you can, in fact, wind up making up those...

Tweet Follow me Blood Bath at CNN ? No “heroes” in management there! « GretaWire: “They did it again! CNN fires people just in time for Christmas!  Make you sick? People often ask why I left CNN…..I didn’t like management.  I liked my colleagues in the news gathering but the corporate culture that seized management when AOL came in (Steve Case and Gerry Levin) was disgusting.  Everything changed.  Don’t get me wrong – I like corporate organization and a corporation should make money –...

Tweet Follow me CNN’s Rick Sanchez is thankfully focusing on a story in Atlanta where a slave grave site is planned to be moved to make way for a landfill site for trash.I’m not kidding.  And Sanchez is right that this happens more in the South than anywhere else.  For example, I uncovered this story in Baltimore as far back as 1996: The Sun – Baltimore, Md. Author: Sherrie Ruhl Date: Feb 11, 1996 Start Page: 2.B Section: METRO Text Word Count: 715  Abstract (Document...

Tweet Follow me Crooks and Liars Nicole Ball’s post shows how Americans were celebrating Barack Obama’s election as President of The United States all over the country, in Boston , Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Seattle, just to name some of the cities.  But she forgot about Oakland and San Francisco.  That’s OK.  Because I have video from a wild time in San Francisco coming up shortly. ...

Tweet Follow me The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that one person died and there was $150 million in damage after a tornado whipped through Atlanta and damaged several buildings including the Georgia Dome and the CNN Headquarters. My Mom lives in suburban Southern Atlanta and got out just fine. She boarded a plane to Chicago for the weekend. Here’s a video of how the tornado effected the play of an NCAA basketball game at the Georgia Dome: ...

Tweet Follow me From NFL Media.com NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE 280 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017 (212) 450-2000 * FAX (212) 681-7573 WWW.NFLMedia.com Joe Browne, Executive Vice President-Communications Greg Aiello, Vice President-Public Relations FOR USE AS DESIRED 7/5/07 FALCONS SIGN JAPANESE WR-PR-KR NORIAKI KINOSHITA Kinoshita seeks to become first Japanese player in NFL history The Atlanta Falcons have signed wide receiver-return specialist NORIAKI KINOSHITA, a native of Osaka, Japan, the club announced today....

Tweet Follow me MARTA an innovator in advertisingNewest creation: Bus wraps that glow in the dark By PAUL DONSKYThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionPublished on: 03/13/07 One of the most aggressive advertising innovators in metro Atlanta isn’t a Fortune 500 company or a scrappy Internet upstart. It’s MARTA, the regional transit system, which is selling space on its buses, trains and rail stations with the gusto of a NASCAR racing team. Ads are shown on video screens hanging from rail platforms and on televisions...

Tweet Follow me Why in heck would Gertrude Joseph, a TSA screener, feel it necessary to dig through trash — trash — to smell a water bottle? Several reasons: first, she knew it was Michael Vick; second, he complained; third, and most important, she’s black and he’s black and some of us don’t like others of us who have achieved any level of success. So she takes jock-sniffing to a new level — water bottle sniffing — in the process of trying to bring down the brother. Why...

Tweet Follow me .flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Ray (my boss) and Keenan (in blue sweater) – looking over the rum cake, originally uploaded by kriscuz. Ray Anderson, the NFL’s Senior Vice President Of Football Operations and formerly of the Atlanta Falcons, is seen at the right (white shirt) in this photo from the NFL Holiday Open House eyeing a particularly tasty...