Ground breaking interactive U_News@4
This afternoon, I had the pleasure to interview Sarah Hill, KOMU-TV 5pm news and the new U_News@4 anchor. I asked Sarah to travel back in time to July to share with us her first experiences with Google+ Hangouts. I also asked Sarah to tell us what she had to do to convince the bosses at KOMU to give Google+ Hangout a try. Sarah also talked about the origin of the concept of the new show U_News@4, launching in a few days on Sept 12th 4pm CST, and the various segments of the new show.
Here is my video interview with Sarah. Enjoy.
Also have a watch of U_News@4 #SarahHill Preview.
One of the Quotes I Love is,
“A good hangout, I suppose, is a world talking to itself.“
Additional news & articles references
* Sept 6, 2011, “U_News Test Drive Makes International Headlines“. Here is an excerpt,
“U_News provides a new digital forum for U to personally share your news, opinions, kudos and community events. Our viewers will essentially co-host this newscast.”
* My previous two articles “KOMU Sarah Hill Google+ Hangouts – General insights” and “Technical Insights and Ideas to Reshape Newsrooms“.
* July 7, 2011, “KOMU Airs Live Google Plus Video Chat”
“KOMU became the 1st local television station Thursday to air a live on-air Google Plus video chat.
The group video chat is called “Hangout” and it aired live during KOMU 8 News at 5. Google viewers were able to share their experiences with this new social networking site on-air with television viewers.”