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Einstein 5.0

Submitted by ub on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 10:32
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My Godson Matty Pai turns five this day and he was not only born in Einstein Hospital on 9/15 but he's just as smart as Doctor Albert.

Do you know a young scientist? City Images does and we want to showcase this cool and innovative child that should be recognized for his outstanding achievements. His last name is Pai and there is nothing square about this little guy.

September 11, 2001 ub Wed, 09/08/2021 - 13:27

It felt like I was watching a silent movie. I could clearly see the top of the building starting to collapse. But I do not remember the sound at all.

 I watched the north tower disappear with my own eyes from a few blocks away, at Chelsea Piers where the police stopped TV Tokyo's crew and others.

Military Veteran Journalists
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ub Sun, 08/22/2021 - 12:44

Cable News Network has signed up to be the key sponsor for an inaugural Military Veterans in Journalism 2021 Annual Convention

#CNN journalists have been on MVJ's team since their inception. We'd like to thank Barbara Starr for her continued support and to welcome Jake Tapper to the Advisory Board.

RIP Gustavo Godoy
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ub Thu, 08/12/2021 - 20:57

I met Gustavo Godoy when he was anchoring Noticiero SIN with Teresa Abate in Miami when I had been hired as executive producer.

Gus and Tere were a likable and extremely capable Cuban anchor team, but as TV demographics continued to evolve, they made room for Maria Elena Salinas and Jorge Ramos, younger Mexican news anchors that ultimately catapulted Univision into a television news powerhouse.

Florida Meets Elsa

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/06/2021 - 09:04
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The Sate of Florida is bracing for a potentially life-threatening storm surge ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa’s expected tour.

Elsa is expected pass near the Florida Keys Tuesday and move near or over portions of the west coast of the Florida peninsula.Tropical storm conditions, dangerous storm surge, and heavy rainfall are possible along the Keys and portions of the west coast; along with isolated tornadoes throughout the state. Severe thunderstorms capable of mainly damaging winds are possible over a portion of the Northeast.

Cardboard Walls

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/30/2021 - 10:37
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First and foremost, a shout out to one of our best Telemundo TV Los Angeles broadcast newswomen I admire. Sandra Luz Gallegos Devine, who was far ahead of her time when she took on my assignment to live with the homeless population of LA Skid Row.

A Life of Journalism

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/24/2021 - 09:20
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My family emigrated to the USA when I was a little boy. The youngest son of professional parents who lost everything and fled for safety in America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. 

Hyperlocal News

Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/21/2021 - 13:31
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Keeping the focus local, trust in local newsgathering practices, and hyper-local journalism are the keys to overall growth and success.

Journalism on The Ropes

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/04/2021 - 23:16
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Local news is becoming more difficult to find and the unfortunate outcome is that it keeps hurting our fragile American democracy.

The world needs more local news and less individual views.Two decades ago, I accepted a gracious offer from one of America’s wealthiest businessman. Chuck Dolan hired me to build, recruit, train and launch News 12 The Bronx. It was originally supposed to be as local as local news can get. We applied the term hyper local. https://bronx.news12.com/

WPFI 2021

Submitted by ub on Thu, 05/20/2021 - 08:54
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The 2021 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders #RSF shows that journalism, the main vaccine against disinformation, is completely or partly blocked in 73 percent of the 180 countries ranked by the organization.