Thursday, February 21, 2008


At 7pm on Thursday, CNC 3's Odeka O'Neil told her viewers that "Shelly has the night off."
A little courtesy goes a long way.
Thanks Odeka.

PS Neil Beekhee, why was your lead story on the two murders in Trou Macaque so long, almost five minutes?
When US President John F. Kennedy was shot to death on November 22, 1963, the US networks all covered the story. But their stories were all a minute and a half in length.
Why? Because that was and has become the international standard length for a news story, unless one is doing a news feature.
To be interesting and cover all the bases, your story does not have to be long and drawn out.
Tight scripting and compelling images will work just as well.