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  •  wishful thinking, archiving is the last (1+ / 0-)
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    interest they have money for to make sure it's done right. You live for the next news clip in a 24/7 hour news circle.
    Producing for the next couple of hours is all that counts, no time and money for thinking what to do with the material they got, always on the run to cover the next "breaking news story" ... and babykiller or somesuch.

    And you are supposed to not show your political personal opinions, at least in public financed TV.

    I believe "Democracy Now" has one of the best archives of historic videos.

    And because archival material is very much worth to have, no corporate, private TV news channel will give you access to them without make you pay a fortune.

    •  There's some contradiction in your post (1+ / 0-)
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      wishful thinking, archiving is the last (0+ / 0-)
      interest they have money for to make sure it's done right. You live for the next news clip in a 24/7 hour news circle.
      Producing for the next couple of hours is all that counts, no time and money for thinking what to do with the material they got, always on the run to cover the next "breaking news story" ... and babykiller or somesuch.
      Then
      and because archival material is very much worth to have, no corporate, private TV news channel will give you access to them without make you pay a fortune.
      Archiving was difficult a few decades ago. Now it's automatic since everything is digital. It simply requires a few keywords before it's allowed into the system and then it's automatically archived. The web is a huge archive. Google got to be where it is by making some sense of it for searches.

      Look at Jon Stewart's show. They must have a hell of an archive system. They pull out video that hasn't been seen in years to show hypocrisy by comparing it to a current video.

      Archiving, the digital librarian , is probably the biggest weapon for an against control. The media is mocked mercilessly by John Stewart simply by turning their own videos against them.

      “ Success has a great tendency to conceal and throw a veil over the evil of men. ” — Demosthenes

      by Dburn on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 09:26:06 AM PDT

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      •  I don't work with an archival system that is on (0+ / 0-)

        the internet available to the public.

        I don't think you could have access to the archives of APTN TV, CNN, CBS, ABC, Reuters without paying a nice sum of money. The same is valid for our own archives. If you were CNN and wanted to have material owned by German TV, you have to pay, quite a bit.

        The same way we have to pay them, if we need their's .
        And that doesn't mean we can have access to an ABC news clip that is ten years old. It's all bought and dependent on the contracts you have with them.They all guard their archives like their apple of their eyes, it's their copyrights and it's a lot of work to build your archives in a way that you can satisfy any demand within a couple of minutes or an hour.

        To pull a soundbite or a quote from any event or person for the last thirty years or so, means you have some work to do to put your material in a database that is not publicly available. It's definitely a lot of data input involved. Most of the material is on tape, disks, or hard drives and needs to be pulled, read into our servers, edited and cut to fit into the news clip you produce. In addition the technology changes all the time and a lot of stuff get lost just by shuffling data around.

        None of our own material is available on YouTube. We are not supposed to use any YouTube material in our TV news production. And we almost never do or have to. It would be a shame if we needed it.

        What I meant to say with my comment was that the priority of allocating funds in a news production studio goes into shooting new material, cameramen, sound technicians, producers and correspondents. The archivist has little priority, he/she just needs to serve them what they need and when they need it no matter what. They don't care how that is done. The don't spend much money on personel on it.

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