Traditional TV news is like a One-Way Street where U are a recipient of information. U_News@4 is a revolutionary interactive TV news show where it lets you talk back! A Two-Way Street!
Want to see how the revolutionary interactive U_News@4 is made? Watch this uncensored and unedited behind the scene Making of KOMU U_News@4 Sept 12th premiere (including the pre-show meeting and post-show discussion). Feel free to jump around different part of the video as the video is long.
“Wow…what an incredible experience with U_News tonight! Google Plus Hangout guests from around the world co-hosted our newscast. A guest from France gave his account of the blast at the nuclear plant. A guest from Italy shared how G+ Hangout is enabling him to get news….and a guest from New York shared the mood in his city the day after the 9/11 anniversary. The Hangout technology worked beautifully and we even had viewers questioning whether the people on the news were “really from France, Italy and Canada”. We will get video of today’s U_News show posted shortly. Thanks to our co-hosts for being part of broadcast history! A new set of co-hosts will join us tomorrow.”
Sept 17 update: You can download and watch the entire KOMU U_News@4 first show from this link. [HT Jen Reeves] You can watch the entire Thur Sept 15, 2011 behind the scene Making of U_News@4 show here. [HT Michael Mozart for recording]
KOMU U_News@4 premiers today (Sept 12th) 4pm CST – User-generated promos – Love Is In The Air, Everywhere I Look AroundMonday, 12 September, 2011
A traditional TV news show is one that talks to you. You learn about the news form the show. A One-Way Street.
An interactive TV news show is one that talks to you AND lets you talk back to it! A Two-Way Street!
Ground Breaking U_News@4
In the ground-breaking KOMU U_News@4 premiering today (Sept 12th) 4pm CST, Sarah Hill, an eight time Emmy award winning reporter, will use Google+ Hangout to co-host the show with people from around the world. Sarah‘s co-hosts will appear via G+ Hangout video in the studio on her 52 inch monitor!
Love Is In The Air, Everywhere I Look Around
For days before U_News@4 launches . Sarah‘s co-hosts from around the world have been spreading the word about the show. And showing their love and passion about U_News@4. Here are some sample video clips, articles and interview, and many many photos! Enjoy.
User-generated promotional videos from UK and Canada
User-generated articles and video interview
Kim Beasley’s article, “Learn How To Broadcast A Newscast Via Google Hangout – Technorati TV“
Kempton Lam’s article and video interview, “Interview with Sarah Hill – KOMU-TV Google+ Hangouts and new interactive U_News@4 show“
User-generated promotional photos from around the world
In alphabetical order, the photo links: Al Navas – U Sign, Bruce Garber – U Sign, Bruce Garber – We’re Listening To “U” – promo, Chad LaFarge – U Sign, Dan Weil – U Sign, Haley Brueck – U Sign, Jen Reeves – U Sign, Joseph Puglisi – Bill promo, Kempton Lam – Sarah, Bill, Ricky U_News@4 promo, Kempton Lam – U Sign, Kim Beasley – U Sign, Laurent Jean Philippe Ravalec – U_News@4 Sarah on Moon promo, Laurent Jean Philippe Ravalec – U_News@4 TIME promo, Mike Downes – U_News from Kenilworth Castle promo, pio dal cin – U Sign, Robert Anderson – U Sign, Robert Redl – U Sign, Steve Oberman – U Sign.
(note: a few of the above Google+ links may have limited access, their photos are included below.)