This South Carolina Department of Transportation video, which also made the rounds as a Vine, was broadcast during a live broadcast on WCBD Channel 2. That’s anchor Brad Franko reacting and making sure the person got help.
5. @MountPleasantPD provides updates via Twitter
The Mount Pleasant Police Department was the first Lowcountry law enforcement agency to use Twitter on a consistent basis and, while they’ve been doing it for years now, the account was Continue reading →
Some people were pretty angry with The Post and Courier this week because the newspaper asked a Facebook page to take down several Post and Courier photos that were posted without permission or credit.
The Facebook page, Charleston in Pictures, took down the photos upon the newspaper’s request and initially said it was going to delete the page (which was not part of the request). Now it’s encouraging people to people are expressing their anger with The Post and Courier and some people are reportedly canceling their subscriptions over the issue.
I suppose it’s easy for the newspaper to look like the big, bad bully in this case but the copyright laws are there for a reason and they benefit everyone. There are also ways for Facebook pages like Charleston In Pictures to exist and prosper without violating the laws.
While hundreds of people waited outside the new H&M store on King Street Thursday – some started waiting as early as 4:30 a.m. – local reporters covering the grand opening were getting a sneak peek at the deals inside during a press-only function.
A couple were also taking advantage of the deals, using their jobs as reporters to ‘beat the crowds.’ One of them wasn’t even on the clock at the time
Philadelphia news anchor Joyce Evans quickly found herself the subject of ridicule and animosity Sunday night after she posted the above Tweet comparing a shooting that left six wounded to the television show “Breaking Bad.”
See the Storify below to follow the immediate negative reaction and how she tried to handle it, by telling people they didn’t get the point.
It would have probably been best to apologize and let it die as now the reaction is Continue reading →
A chase, a wreck, a manhunt. That was the scene on Ladson Road near North Charleston today.
I found out about it within minutes not because the police released information or because I saw it on a news site, but because several people tweeted about it.
That’s the world we live in now: even journalists lean on social media sites to help track and report stories because news travels so fast. If you’ve been following the Ladson Road story you’ll notice that the questions about what happened outnumbered the answers.
Ladson Road at Miles Jamison???Anybody know WTH is going on?? #chstraffic
When Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks finally ended at 1 a.m. Thursday – after 3 overtimes – the jobs of many journalists, especially those with the NBC affiliates, were just getting started
I put together a Storify story below showing how those anchors and reporters managed to keep themselves busy while they waited two hours for someone – anyone – to score.
Post and Courier reporter Natalie Caula also reported today that Walton filed a similar complaint against a North Charleston police officer a year ago but the department determined the complaint to be unfounded.