Lock Down

Starting my new job at WISH has given me an opportunity to start over with my digital life. I’ve spent the last week getting passwords and usernames to a host of new work accounts. I have decided to use a cloud-based password system and make the jump to Google Chrome, something...

The Revolution Was Televised Dec06

The Revolution Was T...

I caught an excerpt from a new book on the TV show Lost on Grantland.com and was immediately fascinated.  The passage was from the book “The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever” by Alan Sepinwall who writes for...

Slow Down Dec05

Slow Down

I was trying to head back to my apartment for a quick lunch when I-80 came to a screeching halt. Some how this truck managed to jackknife and end up on top of the concrete barrier. Eventually the police had all the cars turn around and drive the wrong way down the highway until we got to the...

173 Miles Dec05

173 Miles

One hundred and seventy-three miles. It might seem like a quick drive but it represents a much longer journey to me. Four and a half years ago I left WNDU in South Bend to head west for a new challenge and new adventures at KTVX/KUCW in Salt Lake City. Two weeks from now, I’ll be leaving Utah for a new destination, 173 miles down the street from WNDU. Yesterday I accepted the position of Digital Media Director for WISH-TV in Indianapolis. Yes, I maybe the first person in history to make a two-and-a-half hour drive into the slightly longer 2,992 mile side trip I’ve been on for the last few years. I’ve made some great...

Good Bye Jeannie Nov09

Good Bye Jeannie

I received some very sad news this week.  Former WNDU Intern and PNN alumnus Jeannie Hayes passed away. Jeannie’s been complaining on Facebook and Twitter about what seemed to be some minor health problems.  Over the course of a few days the seemingly minor problems turned into...

Google Goes Bad

A member of our newsroom stumbled upon what could be a big problem for webmasters and producers on news websites. We covered the story of a man who was arrested for exposing himself to children.  A producer was googling the story when he stumbled across something strange. Our story was listed...

Winter is Here Nov09

Winter is Here

We had the first major snow storm today.  I guess that means fall is over. Another sign of the pending winter: Basketball’s Return! The NBA kicked off a new season last week and Wednesday I had a chance to see the Jazz and Lakers play. The Lakers did not look great.  You can...

Election Night Nov09

Election Night

I worked a long day on Tuesday at the station for election night. I was overseeing everything in case of problems and running the station’s main social media presence. My office computer was off limits for the night because it was handling the election results so I brought in my personal computer.  I had my TV on ABC’s coverage to make sure I didn’t miss anything. My iPad was designated as my official Ball State game watch device.  The Cards were on ESPN playing a rare nationally televised game so I followed the game through ESPN’s streaming app. Thankfully, the Cardinals were able to take care of business against...

EdgeRank Gets Tight

I had a feeling this would happen. Five months ago today, I calculated the average CPM for Facebook’s new “Promote” feature. For the uninitiated, not every post goes to every friend/fan on Facebook.  Facebook has an algorithm called “EdgeRank” that calculates if...

The Side Project

I’ve been busy for quite a while on a little side project and it’s just about to come to fruition shortly. About a year and a half ago I heard from my friend Chad who wanted to bounce around some web ideas. We kicked around one main idea but we kept coming back to a side idea that...

Return to South Bend Oct25

Return to South Bend

I had the pleasure of taking a quick visit back to South Bend to see friends, family and football. I try to head back for a game every year and I had the BYU game circled since it was announced a few years ago. After buying a ton of supplies Friday night, we were off for campus bright and early Saturday morning. Dave locked down a great tailgating spot and the weather cleared up to what turned out to be a great fall day at Notre Dame. Anna and I watched the game together.  She went to BYU and is now a reporter for a station in Champaign.  One of her friends from her previous station in Wisconsin is a huge Notre Dame fan and her high...

Little Hums Aug30

Little Hums

Little Hums got hitched last weekend. I caught a flight back last Tuesday and Wednesday we were off to Chicago for the bachelor party. We took the South Shore into the city, checked into the hotel, and then grabbed some great deep dish pizza at Giordano’s. Then we went down to watch the...