The Newark Star-Ledger becomes the latest newsroom on Monday to enter the video newscast sweepstakes.
Read about it -- and watch some good videos on fellow Carnival of Journalism blogger (and Star-Ledger deputy managing editor) John Hassell's "The Exploding Newsroom" blog. As he puts it, it's an attempt to "find new ways to bring the people formerly known as the audience (thanks to Jay Rosen for that phrase) into the process of making what was formerly known as television."
From what I've seen so far, I like the guy they have anchoring. This isn't TV. It isn't even what was formerly known as TV (sorry, John, but I've been there and TV is a different beast; this is online video, in whatever form). But if you are going to do any kind of newscast, the anchor is critical.
Brian Donohue, who's doing the anchoring, has just enough "Hey, Dude" personality without going over the top.
Good luck to all.