Quality stuff today from the video crew. Even Jim Stafford pitched in with great footage from Elk City of shoppers dashing into Wal Mart this morning.
Best Buy had about 300 people waiting for the 5 am open today at Memorial Road in NW OKC for some Black Friday shopping. Kyle Roberts shot video at Best Buy, Quail Springs Mall and Penn Square Mall this morning. I think he’s ready to go home now. He said one family arrived at the Best Buy on Wednesday evening and made a fun Thanksgiving out of the wait. The family that camps and shops together…
I drove by the Best Buy on Memorial in NW OKC around midnight Wednesday/early Thursday morning. I saw tents on the sidewalk.
On Thanksgiving afternoon, I drove by the same store and saw more tents. These bargain shoppers will have spent over 24 hours waiting for the doors to open at 5 a.m., Friday.
Top story around noon is how Twitter is still being debated as a news source. Journalism peeps wear me out sometimes with their slowness to embrace new technologies. Twitter is a great aggregator of commentary and information. Is it always correct? Nope. But the correct stuff always overwhelms the incorrect stuff. And the more peeps you have in your Twitter network, the more informed (or entertained) you are.
Some people don’t get Twitter. It’s not for everyone. I hear that some people don’t even check their email every 15 minutes!
Anyway, TechCrunch pointed out that the tragedy in Mumbai yesterday was first reported – and firsthand – by those using Twitter in India, well before the mainstream media figured it out.
UPDATE: CNN now has a story about it. But even the lead sentence indicates a bit of being behind the times.
It was the day social media appeared to come of age and signaled itself as a news gathering force to be reckoned with.
The day before Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Eve as it’s traditionally known, brings no shortage of workload in the OPUBCO Studios.
We taped four sports segments, including the 3-Pointer. This is a segment that airs before each Thunder home game at the Ford Center. Today, Mike Sherman, Berry Tramel and Mike Baldwin provided three talking points about Friday’s Thunder-Timberwolves game. Watch for it about 20 minutes before tip-off on the scoreboard above center court.
We almost taped former OKC Mayor Kirk Humphreys, who stopped by the lobby on a miscommunication with a reporter. This is a good example of the functionality of the OPUBCO Studios. We were set up for an N’Style fashion show on holiday clothes. When we caught word that Mr. Humphreys was downstairs, we had the studio ready for a one on one interview within five minutes. Turns out, the interview will be rescheduled to include current OKC Mayor Mick Cornett.
So, on with the fashion show. Cue the club music and warm up the catwalk…