A Blogging Broadcaster

Chuck Zimmerman

I’m proud to point you to a great farm broadcaster who’s embraced the blogosphere. She’s Cyndi Young and she’s the Farm Director of the Brownfield Network. Cyndi just went on the Valley World Tour with another former farm broadcaster and good friend Kim Lang who is now the Valmont Irrigation Communications Director. Cyndi not only sent in reports for Brownfield …

Blogging, Media

Reporters Like Talking News Releases

Chuck Zimmerman

We don’t get much feedback sent to us but when we do it’s almost always positive. We really appreciate people like Jarrod who wrote this little note today: PLEASE keep sending these. They’re great!Jarrod AllenNews DirectorWCLTNewark, Ohio Jarrod’s note was in response to the release we sent out today for Team Ethanol. You can view it here: Ethanol – IndyCar …

Media, Talking News Release

Run The Audio & Video Into The Newsroom Please

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s what every good newsroom should have in it. It’s a monitor with a video feed from the general session and with it a mult box, which contains the audio feed, allowing multiple reporters to plug in and record the speeches! It makes it so much easier for reporters, especially when the newsroom and ballrooms are so far apart. I …

Ag Group, Media

The ZimmComm Team Ready For Action!

Chuck Zimmerman

We just got set up in the newsroom at the San Diego Convention Center at the NRECA annual meeting. We’ve got audio piped in from the General Session Ballroom. Tomorrow former Senator Bob Dole will be the keynote speaker right after Glenn English, NRECA CEO, makes his opening speech. We’ll be using audio from the speeches as well as other …

Ag Group, Media

Commodity Classic Newsroom – We Need More Internet Access Points

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s some working journalists at the Commodity Classic. This is the very small area set up with internet access. There’s actually a line waiting to get connected. Thanks to Jeff Nalley, pictured in the back, interviewing Rick Tolman, CEO, NCGA, we have a multiple access switch which allows more reporters to get connected to the interne! To the right is …

Commodity Classic, Media

In The Commodity Classic Newsroom

Chuck Zimmerman

Hi from Austin. I made it and am in the convention center newsroom. Sitting here among a bunch of reporters like Jeff Nalley, from Kentucky (Cromwell Ag Media) and Michelle Rook from South Dakota(WNAX), Sara Wyant from Illinois, (Agripulse) and others. C5 internet connection jacks are at a premium here. Commodity Classic needs to double the connections or arrange for …

Commodity Classic, Media