NEW YORK: In 1992, traditional New York news outlets looked down their noses at NY1, the 24-hour local news channel started by Time Warner Cable. The “one man band” staff was inexperienced, the journalistic quality was uneven, and technical glitches abounded with the automated “carousel” dispensing prerecorded news stories in a faux-live format.
But NY1 took its lumps and kept forging ahead – and today, what some TV news pros once derided as “news camp” is part of the New York media establishment. Indeed, some of the controversial production techniques that it pioneered are now mainstream. Courtesy TV Technology.