(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Florida Governor Rick Scott says the press has done a great job in covering Hurricane Matthew. It’s another sign how unusual and serious this story is, because Florida’s governor rarely praises the media.
The praise is warranted. Central Florida’s TV stations have been warning viewers for hours Thursday to take steps to protect themselves. The stations also cautioned that there could be historic damage.
At 7 p.m., Gov. Scott spoke with sincerity about his own family and his desire to protect every life. “This storm’s a monster,” Scott said…..Cont…..
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West Palm Beach
Meteorologist Bill Logan has parted ways with Tampa’s WFTS. On Friday, the station quickly scrubbed his bio page and station Facebook pages.
The meteorologist subtly announced on his Facebook page Friday morning that he was no longer with the station. Viewers responded to the posting with angry posts towards WFTS.
Sources tell Florida News Center that Logan is the most recent casualty in Scripps’ (the owner of WFTS) nationwide move to cut costs by bringing in cheap, young talent. Unfortunately cheap and young means the loss of experience – good luck with that. Read the rest of this entry →
Sources tell Florida News Center that a week and a half ago, Sarasota 24hr news outlet SNN lost most of it’s news/graphics automation system and several newsroom computers to a ransomware trojan horse.
The ransomware started on a single computer and was then spread through the station via routine file sharing during the work day. The station’s automated newscasts system had to be quickly rebuilt to keep the 24hr news feed cycling. Unknown to viewers, the station was essentially off the air for most of the day while the system was rebuilt, using an older newscasts to fill the void. Nearly a days worth of live newscasts were lost. Read the rest of this entry →