I'm Forrest Carr, novelist, blogger, land snark, and former TV news director and talk radio host. I tackle politics, cats, the media, paranormal psychology, dreams, God, guns, evolution, rat bastards, and anything else that might make you think or laugh, maybe even simultaneously. And, oh yeah, I have cancer, which makes me the Walter White of bloggers. You have been warned.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Just Say No to TV Speak
Have you ever noticed that English-speaking TV anchors sometimes seem to be using a strange dialect? One that doesn't contain a past tense? Absolutely everything is happening right this very second! Or so they'd have you believe. Recently "TV Speak" led a station in Texas astray in a major, embarrassing way. This article, written for the Radio Television Digital News Association, explores the phenom. The article is targeted to TV types, so it contains some "how to" information on how to resolve the problem. But even if you're not in TV, you may find it worthwhile to pick up one more bit of knowledge on why those crazy TV guys and gals do the things they do.