The Shorenstein Center welcomed Betsy Fischer Martin, managing editor of NBC News Political Programming and former senior executive producer of “Meet the Press,” to share her thoughts on the changing media landscape.During her 20-year tenure at “Meet the Press,” Fischer Martin said, technology changed the show considerably. Her job when she started as an intern was “all about finding information.” Now, she said, the show’s priority is “cultivating information and trying to distill it.” Like most journalists, she “uses Twitter as a news feed,” and so the challenge of the show, she said, is out of the surplus of information, finding a way “to present to the viewers the most important aspect” of each story.Twitter has helped with marketing the program, Fischer Martin said. The program staff live-tweet during the show, and help engage TV and online audiences. News about the show doesn’t have to wait for wires or press releases anymore, she said. Instead, it can be immediately broadcast through Twitter at any time.“Meet the Press” partnered with Facebook in 2012 to host a debate in New Hampshire for the Republican presidential candidates. The event was extremely popular and gave the program an edge in a competitive market, she said. Fischer Martin went on to predict that this model of partnerships between Facebook, Twitter and news organizations “will develop over time.” She cited a new partnership between Twitter and Nielsen ratings as another example of this increasingly popular model.Listen on SoundCloud. Read Full Story
The Irish boxers, men’s hockey team and the remainder of the sailing squad are among the athletes set to return from Rio.The flight is due to touch-down at Dublin Airport just after 5pm.
Former Black Starlets coach Opeele Adade Boateng, has advised Coach Kwesi Appiah to start Saturday’s friendly match against Holland with the best 11 players in the team.Black Stars are billed to take on the Netherlands national team in an international friendly in Rotterdam as part of their preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.Speaking on JOY Sports Review on Multi TV, Opeele said the match is an opportunity for Ghanaians football fans to see the quality of the team Kwesi Appiah is going to present at the World Cup.He therefore said the coach should commence hostilities with his best 11 players and then make substitutions as the need would arise.Opeele also said enough time should be given to the likes of Afriyie Acquah, David Accam and Jeffrey Schlupp to prove in concrete terms that they deserve to be part of the team in Brazil.“I want to advise Appiah to start the friendly match against Holland with his best 11 players. Ghanaians want to see the kind of team he intends to parade in Brazil.“ He can start with the best 11 and then make substitutions as the game progresses. It may not be possible for him to play everyone but he should ensure that the possible 23 are given enough time to play. “I also want him to let Ghanaians see what Afriyie, Accam and Schlupp have to offer. He should give them enough time to prove themselves”.The former Kotoko handler believes Holland will give the Black Stars a good match.