Thursday, March 6, 2008

Broadcast News Behind the Lens.

PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS about today's guest, Pete Kane, an NBC10 photojournalist who was honored in 2007 with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists.

Did he inform you about things you had not considered? Did you think about journalists working seven days per week, on holidays, over night and 33 hours straight when necessary?

The anchors and reporters get the face-time and the glory. But it's people like Pete who see the city at it's most grassroot, gritty and sometimes rawest level.

19 comments:

Kayte Ljungquist said...

I am absolutely thrilled that Pete Kane came to our class. You say John Street is a wealth of information? HA. Pete Kane kept me thinking, asking questions, and LOVING my major even more. He makes you excited, give you the dirt of it all. Unlike Street, who told me I don't have a career! I would love to have him back! ENCORE!

Rachel Wolkiewicz said...

Pete Kane was excellent. I felt like he was a LOT more approachable than Street and he gave really good insight and inspiration. You can see that he's a man who is really passionate about what he does, and is really honest and open, which is refreshing.

Kevin Cook said...

I could not agree with the two people who left comments before me. Pete Kane was very informative about his job/the media, etc WAY more than Street. I'm really interested in conflict journalism, a lot of what Kane has done so far so it was definitely interesting to see him talk about his experiences.

Usually people like Kane don't get the behind the scenes credit they deserve, but he without a doubt has.

Kevin Cook said...

***could not agree more

ryan overhiser said...

I also agree with my peers. Pete spoke the truth about his profession and was DEFINITELY a better guest than Street.

Zach McAleese said...

I didn't realize this whole thing was a popularity contest between Pete Kane and John Street.

sam seifman said...

Pete Kane was representative of the real Philly and the real Philly journalism. He had to work his ass off to get ahead as most people do in Philly. He accepts Philly for all that it is, a crime scene and a place for the people.

Geo said...

Zach is right. This isn't Pete vs. Street. It's Pete Kane vs. Larry Mendte!

- George (the Don King of Gladfelter Hall)

Julie Achilles said...

It's people like Pete Kane who prove that journalism will never die out. You could tell how much he respects the industry and absolutely loves his job. I loved his talk on giving a "personal touch" to stories. Journalism may indeed be a business, but he showed that it's also a way to impact the community and give back.

tiffany said...

HA! You're hysterical George! I thought Pete was an excellent speaker today. He takes so much pride in what he does and he loves every second of it. It's people like him who make me love what I'm doing so much more! Good pick!

Kayte said...

I was really excited to see Larry Mente! But now I just want an encore of Pete Kane!

David Hall said...

You know guy gives a great presentation when he answers the phone 8 times and we still sing his praises. It was great he was very interested and his video's were great. Always nice to have add a visual touch. I wouldnt mind spending a day talking and learning from him.

David Hall said...

You know a guy gives a great presentation when he answers the phone 8 times and we still sing his praises. It was great he was very interesting and his video's were great. Always nice to have add a visual touch. I wouldnt mind spending a day talking and learning from him.

(Sorry about the typo before)

l. connors said...

I thought Pete was great source of information. It was interesting to see a different job that I never thought of. You don't have to be just an anchor or a reporter or a cameraman, you could be all three.

Nick Vadala said...

Check out my blog for my opinion on Kane.

I thought he was great, seemed like a really amazing guy.

Cass said...

He was awesome! He made me consider changing my major. It was a really interesting class.

Joshua Middleton said...

Pete Cain was a cool guy. It was nice to hear his motivational story about working hard to get what he wanted out of life. He is obviously very proud of his career - and that's always to see. Hold it down, Pete!!

alexandra mullen said...

I enjoyed listening to Pete Kane's stories. He made his job seem really interesting and rewarding. Larry better be ready!

B. Hargette said...

Shucks, I walked out on a black speaker?

Blasphemous!

-FG