New trend in tv weathercasting

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New trend in tv weathercasting

Postby Florida Beach Gal » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:57 pm

With the economy in the dumps a new trend for tv meteorologists is evolving. In small tv markets the weather person is the "jack of all trades". This concept is now migrating to middle and large markets where staffs are being cut. It is not uncommon now to have the weekend meteorologist have to report, shoot, and edit stories three other days of the week.

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Re: New trend in tv weathercasting

Postby Martin » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:28 pm

The less watched station in my area commonly has the weathercaster as an anchor.

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Re: New trend in tv weathercasting

Postby Mr. B » Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:01 pm

Same here in Greenville where I have seen some of the reporters do multiple jobs.

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Re: New trend in tv weathercasting

Postby Florida Beach Gal » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:59 pm

Hopefully when the economy turns around we will see the meteorologists be able to concentrate on their profession instead of being asked to do everything. I would guess that general managers of the stations will not go back now and this it the new way of doing things.

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Re: New trend in tv weathercasting

Postby Ninjaguy » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:17 pm

Who cares? Let them pull the extra weight like the rest of the world.
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Re: New trend in tv weathercasting

Postby Wild Banshe » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:00 am

Ninjaguy wrote:Who cares? Let them pull the extra weight like the rest of the world.



You would make a great news director! ;allright:

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Re: New trend in tv weathercasting

Postby WindyKitty » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:32 am

Wild Banshe wrote:
Ninjaguy wrote:Who cares? Let them pull the extra weight like the rest of the world.



You would make a great news director! ;allright:


Ha ha! I agree with ya, Wild.

No seriously, I agree with you completely, Carolina. To complete the phrase (as I've always heard it), it's "Jack of All Trades, Master of None." If this is the case, then we're going to be stuck with a bumbling meteorologist who's trying to keep track of every single thing. We'll never obtain accurate readings this way.

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Re: New trend in tv weathercasting

Postby Caribbean Traveler » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:56 am

WindyKitty wrote:
Wild Banshe wrote:
Ninjaguy wrote:Who cares? Let them pull the extra weight like the rest of the world.



You would make a great news director! ;allright:


Ha ha! I agree with ya, Wild.

No seriously, I agree with you completely, Carolina. To complete the phrase (as I've always heard it), it's "Jack of All Trades, Master of None." If this is the case, then we're going to be stuck with a bumbling meteorologist who's trying to keep track of every single thing. We'll never obtain accurate readings this way.

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Well said Windykitty. Sad, but true.
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