KATU Is Not Jonestown

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I don’t mean to double up on the same topic but I also have to say that I was really impressed with the event Brian from KATU organized. I thought it was really cool that he was trying to bridge the gap between traditional journalism/media and the “bloggers.” I was a little apprehensive going into this event because I figured they were luring us into a situation were they would round up all the bloggers and give us tainted Kool Aid. Scott Moore from the Mercury was being proactive about the situation and decided to just off himself ahead of time. It actually turned out great and it was nice to finally put some faces to the blogs. We got free drinks and a great spread, and KATU let us play on the set with only a little bit of adult supervision. It was really fun and the SWAG bags were awesome.

Thanks Brian and all the folks at KATU! Other stations take note.

5 Comments so far

  1. Rich Sipe (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 11:31 am

    It was a fun evening indeed. It was nice to meet everybody. I was fluttering about trying to photograph the event and I put the photos up on my Flickr feed if anybody is interested.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/richsipe/sets/72157601770648805/

    If I got one of you playing weather-person or anchor-person tag and feel free to use it wherever.

    Thx. Rich


  2. Kai (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 11:46 am

    Rich, your pictures are fantastic!


  3. Julian Chadwick (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 11:53 am

    Yeah.. I put up something like this yesterday at the Pipeline…will it be beer or Kool-Aid.

    it was beer=BFF

    Pipeline Article:
    We Are All Going To Die!! Part 11 or possibly 12 (from the Katu Kool-aid?)

    Oh, and Rich…I got some nice pics of your bathroom. Which towel was yours? The yellow? And, how do you like the bench seat in the shower…looked pretty nice.


  4. Brian M. Westbrook (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

    Hey Kai — thanks for the feedback. Just one clarification: I don’t actually work for KATU, just helped ’em throw this together. (FWIW)

    And Rich… dAnG! you did take some k!ck@$$ pix! Awesome, thanks for sharing them. (mine look, well pointless, in comparision)

    Cheers!

    –BMW.
    {shameless plug for my recap of events}

    http://blog.brianwestbrook.net/2007/08/katu-blogger-meetup-recap-photos.html

    {/shameless plug for my recap of events}


  5. Kai (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 4:40 pm

    Brian, sorry about the mix up. I thank you and the people who work at KATU for a really nice event. It was fun playing on the sets.



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