Here’s a better photo of Jack Arute, who was the Team Ethanol/IndyCar Press Conference emcee. It was sunny outside of Union Station in Washington, DC but the wind was blowing hard and the wind chill had to be about 10 degrees! By the time we were done I had no feeling in my hands and could barely hold a camera and recorder.
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’s note was in response to the release we sent out today for Team Ethanol. You can view it here: Ethanol – IndyCar Announcement
Team Ethanol put on a great press conference today thanks to some great folks from Integer Group. I’ll have more information about it by tomorrow but wanted to at least get one picture out today before calling it quits. The press conference was in Washington, DC outside of Union Station. I’ve got pictures, audio and of course Talking News Releases coming!
I did about 12 interviews during the course of the morning press conference event and will post more when I have time. Here I am with Tony George, CEO of Indy Racing League, right before he speaks to a group at a special luncheon after the outdoor press conference to announce that Indy Cars will convert to ethanol fuel.
Here’s Cindy interviewing Mike Treadwell (Oklahoma), new President of NRECA. Mike actually takes the reigns tomorrow officially. We’ll use the audio from this interview for the last NRECA Convention Talking News Release we’ll produce tomorrow.
Maybe you wonder if any reporters actually use what we send? Here’s an emailed reply we got this morning from a TNR we sent yesterday:
Thanks for the NRECA Convention release with Conrad Burns. I’m using it on my Noon report.
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It was a busy day at the NRECA convention. We worked out of the newsroom and produced a couple of Talking News Releases today and conducted interviews for several that are going out tomorrow.
You can see the first one we did today here: NRECA Convention Release
This release was sent out nationally from the newsroom. We’re mobile! I can’t say how much I liked the internet connection they set up here. It was secure wireless and faster than anything I’ve used yet! In fact, the emails to the reporters went faster than my Dell Inspiron could send them! My Outbox was constantly empty as my contact database program slowly pumped out the release to Outlook. Wish I had that much speed at the office.
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.