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Tech Talk

New Site Helps Journalists Sift Through The Clutter

ImageBill Hankes, based in Mountain View, CA, said created his new online venture, Sqoop, as a way to help journalists sort through the sometimes mountains of SEC fillings and other court documents to find the real news. He calls the existing manual process "both time consuming and painful." Sqoop was actually started by Hankes and David Kellum, who sought a fast and easy way to alert journalists when public documents become available online--based on the companies and topics they choose to follow. After starting with patent filings and SEC documents, Sqoop is expanding to include alerts on federal court records.

Live Coverage of Toronto Marathon Goes Global With Dejero Transmitters

ImageVideo systems provider Endless Potential Media Group (EPMG), based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, used a series of special “webcasting” transmitters from Dejero for its live streaming coverage of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM), which took place on Oct. 19. Using eight rugged and portable LIVE+ 20/20 transmitters deployed on motorcycles, EPMG produced a nine-camera HD webcast for live streaming to the STWM website and Canada Running Series YouTube channel.  "The ability to stream live HD coverage to the Internet means we had an opportunity to share the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon with running communities all over the world. That kind of reach would have been difficult, if not impossible, with traditional television broadcasting," said Alan Brookes, race director, STWM. "With the Dejero mobile transmission technology, we were able to bring the marathon to the world very cost-effectively without sacrificing video quality." 

Excellence in Journalist Conference Set for Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

ImageExcellence in Journalism 2012, hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio Television Digital News Association, will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida from Sept. 20 thru 22.  The conference brought 1,000 journalists together last year in New Orleans. This year, there will be professional development sessions, programs with top journalists and opportunities to network, learn and share with journalists from around the country.