|Project for Excellence in Journalism - Daily Briefing|
|Live From the New York State Fair|
|Written by Lou Gulino|
|Sunday, 29 August 2010 01:43|
The butter sculpture, rooster crowing contest, fried dough—all staples of the New York State Fair, and so too are the live media broadcasts from the state fair. Here’s a sampling of what local media are up to at the fair this year.
WSYR Radio: Jim Reith host his afternoon talk show from the fair from 3-7pm at what WSYR calls its iHeartRadio booth, just inside Gate 1 next to the Center of Progress Building.
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General Manager Ron Lombard tells us that YNN has expanded its deck in front of the Science and Industry building to accommodate an increased presence at the fair. YNN will broadcast a live half hour State Fair news show all 12 days of the fair live at 5pm. “YNN’s anchor team will take turns anchoring the daily special, featuring live interviews plus Fair weathercasts from Chief Meteorologist Michael Gouldrick and the entire Weather on the 10s team. Also look for “Brad’s Best Bets,” a daily feature by YNN reporter Brad Vivacqua, and “Lacey’s Look Ahead,” a daily calendar of Fair events from traffic anchor Lacey Leonardi. All that, plus YNN’s usual 24-7 coverage of all the sights and sounds, plus daily Fair traffic and parking reports. “
Lombard says YNN will continue its popular “Be a Newscaster’ booth inside the S&I building where kids can try their hand at news sports and weather.
New this year the station will premier at Chevy Court three screenings of the new ABC program “No Ordinary Family” It promises a souvenir for the first 300 people at each screening who fill out a comment card.
The newspaper always has a team of reporters covering the fair with news and features. This year, Syracuse.com has actively sought readers to send them tweets, photos and videos, and more. Here is what Syracuse.com says its trying to do:
“The Post-Standard is at the New York State Fair every day reporting on breaking news, updating daily events, answering fairgoer questions, and sharing best bets and on-the-fly tips in real time on Twitter at PSEventsLive.
We're also scouring Twitter for the best tweets about the fair and re-tweeting them on PSEventsLive. If you want us to find your fair tweets, just include the hashtag #NYSFair. If you have a question for our fair reporters, tweet us directly @PSEventsLive or post it in the window above and we'll try to get the answer.
(Find out more about how you can share what you're doing at the fair on syracuse.com.)” The preceding was printed on Syracuse.com and was posted here to best describe in the company’s own words what it is doing at the fair.
Of we’ve left anyone out, let us know we’d be happy to share what your organization is doing at the fair.
For the author's blog about his first state fair, click here.
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